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The Kleine David was part of the 'kermis' (fair) fleet that departed from Texel on 28-10-1628. So called because of the October fair in Amsterdam. The famous Batavia that stranded on the Abrolhos islands near Australia  was also part of the 'kermis' fleet. The fleet consisted of: Batavia, Buren, Dordrecht, 's-Gravenhage, Assendelft, Kleine David en Zaandam (Saerdam). Commander of the fleet was Francisco Pelsaert who wrote the account of the mutiny of the Batavia.

 The Kleine David was destined for Coromandel. After her third retour voyage she stayed in the East.  Coromandel was a  factory of the Dutch East India Company on the Coromandel Coast between 1610 until the company's liquidation in 1798. 


Built: Hoorn Cleenen Davidt

Chamber of VOC: West Friesland

Tonnage: 100, 50 last

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