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The Hertog van Brunswijk stayed in Asia for a few years after her first outward voyage, making at least one trip to Japan. She was probably lost on her homeward voyage from the Dutch East Indies, when she ran aground in Sri Lanka between Navekarre and Kalpitiya (near Negombo) in 1769. The crew appears to have been saved.

Plattegrond van het fort Negombo door Tetschner, Johann Carl en Heydt, Johann Wolfgang. Koperdruk, signatuur 2102 A 7, p. 172.

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Plan of the fort Negombo. Copperplate print, J. C. Tetschner en J. W. Heydt.


VOC Chamber: Amsterdam

Yard: Amsterdam, 1765

A painting of a Dutch East Indiaman off Hoorn before 1690, Castro Lorenzo. Owner: Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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A painting of a Dutch East Indiaman off Hoorn by Lorenzo Castro, before 1690.

MasterJan Schellinger
People on board353
Length149.9 feet (45.7 m)
Tonnage1150 ton (575 last)


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