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During unloading in a storm on the roadsted of Taiwan, the Taiwan perished on August 9, 1654. The crew and cargo were rescued.

Taioan Atlas Blaeu

Atlas Blaeu


Tawain also called Tayoan or Tayonan

Type: yacht
Built: Middelburg 1650, VOC chamber of Zeeland
Complement: 70
Tonnage: 300 , 150 last


According to Gommans, the yacht that was wrecked at Ilha de Prata (the island of Pratas) could be the yacht Tayouan [Gommans, 2010, p. 206].


  • Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
    Details of voyage 0725.1 from Wielingen to Batavia.
    Huygens ING.
  • Gommans, Jos, en Rob van Diessen, 2010: Grote Atlas van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie / Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch United East India Company: VII Oost-Azië, Birma tot Japan / East Asia, Burma to Japan, Voorburg: Uitgeverij Asia.

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