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stepping stones of maritime history

History

After arrival in August 1642 from its fourth retour voyage, The Maastricht remained in Indian waters. After a number of retour trips, a retourship was no longer considered strong enough in terms of construction and was given a second life on the less stressful routes in the intra-Asian network. The Route to Bengal via Ceylon was a common alternative to 'written-off' Retour ships.
 

Description

Type: Homeward bound ship, spiegelretourschip
Built: Yard in Rotterdam, 1634
Owner: VOC chamber Rotterdam
Tonnage: 300 last
Complement: 197

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