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The Huis ter Meijen made two attempts to sail out in 1771:

  • 18-11-1771 (back at Texel the next day);
  • 07-12-1771 (return: 19-12).

31-12-1771 was the final date of departure. According to data recorded at the Cape, the Huis ter Meijen departed from Texel with a crew consisting of 248 persons.


Type: Dutch East Indiaman
Built: yard Amsterdam, 1767
Owner: DEIC chamber Amsterdam
Length: 150
Tonnage: 575 last, 1150 tns
Complement: 248 (1771), 125 (1785)
Master: Klaas Roem



  • Vibeke Roeper & Ineke Vonk Uitgeest (red.) (2002).
    Texel en de VOC, pp. 29-30.
    Maritiem en Juttersmuseum Texel.

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