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stepping stones of maritime history


The Company opened an office in Sadras because of the high quality of the cotton fabrics manufactured there. The town's claim to fame was the extreme care with which the textiles were dyed. Another major factor was the wide of variety of rough and polished stone the VOC was able to buy here to build houses in Batavia and Ceylon.


Type: Hoeker
Built: Amsterdam, 1686
Owner: VOC kamer Amsterdam
Dimensions: 81 x 21,1 x 10
Tonnage: 50 last
Complement: 20


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