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History

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.

plattegrond fort Wilhelmus

Description

Type: flute
Built: Yard Middelburg, 1718
VOC Chamber Zeeland

Length: 130 ft
Tonnage: 300 last (600 ton)
Complement: 86 (last voyage)

Master: Willem Sempel (last voyage)

MasterSempel, Willem
People on board86
Length130 feet (39.6 m)
Tonnage600 ton (300 last)

References

New in MaSS

Wrecks of Flevoland

Burgzand Noord

Dutch Presence in Cuba

World War II