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In the night of 8 to 9 January 1730, the Saxonburg walked just before Cape Town on a reef at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. All crew members died, except 7.


Type: East Indiaman
Built: yard Oostenburg, Amsterdam, 1647
Owner: VOC chamber Amsterdam
Propulsion: sail
Rigging: three-masted, Square-rigged

Dimensions (feet or m)

Length: 140 ft
Tonnage: 305
Complement: 77 crew, 41 soldiers
Master: Jan de Haan


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