The Samaritan was, on May 21, 1729, at the VOC fort Wilhelmus (Chettuva, Kerala) when she was struck by storm and stranded about a mile south of Chettuva. Two people on board died. A portion of the load; seven boxes of uncoined gold and 33,211 golden ducats have been saved. A portion of the guns was also salvaged. The ship sank in the mud.
Built: Yard Middelburg, 1718
VOC Chamber Zeeland
Length: 130 ft
Tonnage: 300 last (600 ton)
Complement: 86 (last voyage)
Master: Willem Sempel (last voyage)
- Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
Details of voyage 2692.4 from Rammekens to Batavia.
- Gegevens VOC-schip Samaritaan.
- Fort Wilhelmus, Atlas of Mutual Heritage.