The Ridderkerk was from 1743 hired oir lent to Shah Nader from Persia.
With the wealth he gained, Nader started to build an Iranian navy. With lumber from Mazandaran, he built ships in Bushehr. He also purchased thirty ships in India.He recaptured the island of Bahrain from the Arabs. In 1743, he conquered Oman and its main capital Muscat. In 1743, In these events de VOC played a role.
Type: frigat, yacht
Built: Rotterdam, 1726
Length: 115 ft
Tonnage: 250 last
Schipper: Jan Licent (1737-1743)