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stepping stones of maritime history


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
Complement: 108
Schipper: Jan Licent (1737-1743)


Down on 7 December

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Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

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