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MaSS

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History

A small fluyt like ship intended for use in the intra-Asiatic trade between Batavia- Japan and China. 

On her first voyage from Texel to Asia, one seafarer was thrown overboard because of 'sodomy'. Seven 'passengers' who embarked at the Cape were Portuguese prisoners. Lost on the way from Japan to Tonkin (China) in the South Chinese Sea in 1670.

Description

Type: Fluyt
Yard: Enkhuizen, 1662
VOC chamber Enkhuizen
Length: 102 ft
Width: 23 ft
Draft: 9 ft
Tonnage: 212 , 106 last
Complement:  30-40
Soldiers: 13
Master: Andries Brant 

References

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