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Built in 1744, Mariënbos sailed under the name Lekkerland until 1759, when her name became Mariënbos. She made four successful voyages to the Dutch East Indies and back as Lekkerland, and was homeward bound from her fifth voyage to the Dutch colonies in the east, her first voyage as Mariënbos, when she was struck by a heavy storm. She sank in the harbor of Colombo on 27 March, 1762. Three other ships , Rhoon, Sparenrijk and Rijder, were lost in the same storm in the harbor of Matara.


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