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Not much is known about the Otter except that it was a flute used by the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). It had made several voyages from 1635 until it ran aground on a reef to the south of Button in 1643. All of the crew is believed to have survived the accident.


Name: Otter.

Type: Fluyt.

Tonnage: 200.

Used by the Dutch East India Trading company from 1635 until it hit a reef in 1643.


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