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The Hogergeest was wrecked in a north-westerly gale on the same day as the Goede Hoop and the Oranje, breaking up quickly when it reached the shore. In a heroic act, the quartermaster from another vessel, Joachim Willems, swam with a line from the shore to the wreck, enabling most of the crew to be rescued.

MasterJacob Ter Huisen
People on board106
Length120 feet (36.6 m)
Width30 feet (9.1 m)
Tonnage222 ton (111 last)


The wreck of the Hogergeest lies beneath reclaimed land and has not yet been found.


Down on 6 December

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