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Exploded and perished on May 1, 1661. In April 1661, warlord Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) landed in Taiwan. In February 1662 he forced the Dutch governor Frederick Coyett to surrender Fort Zeelandia. From that moment Zheng called himself King of Taiwan. Taiwan did not become part of China until 1683.

Overgave fort Zeelandia


Type: jacht
Built: yard in Amsterdam, 1655
Owner: DEIC chamber Amsterdam
Tonnage: 300 last (600 ton)

Complement 110 crew, 63 soldiers
Master: Delfshaven, Lukas Bouwersz. van der Lek van

MasterDelfshaven, Lukas Bouwersz. van der Lek van
Tonnage600 ton (300 last)


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