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History

The 's Gravenhage was part of the fleet that departed 3 -5-1629 from Zeeland on her first voyage to the East Indies. She was back in Texel 4 -5-1633. She departed on her 2th trip 26-10- 1634 from Texel.

Gravenhage en Vlissingen in ge3vecht 1638

A Portuguese galeon attacked by 's Gravenhage (left) and The Vlissingen (right). (Pen drawing Rijksmuseum detail 1640).

's Gravenhage was part of the fleet sent from Batavia under command of Adam Westerwolt to conquer Goa in India in 1638.

In the sea battle just outside Goa, 's Gravenhage entered together with The Vlissingen a Portugese galleon. After an explosion on the Galleon the 3 ships went down together.

Description

Master: Jan Cornelisz.

Tonnage: 300 , 150 last

References

Down on 3 October

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