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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 


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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