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VOC ship 'De Tijger' wrecked on a reef south of Sulawesi on March 4 1650 when a convoy of five ships (the Tiger, Leopard, Bergen op Zoom, Aagtekerke and the Juffer) set off for Ternate.  All ships were lost, but the entire crew and most of the cargo was retained.

The remaining cargo was brought to Ternate by the Concordia yacht and the crew of the ships went to Batavia with a self-built ship from the wreckage, called 't Jagt van Vijven.


Type: spiegel retourschip
Built: 1640
Yard: Amsterdam
VOC chamber: Amsterdam
Tonnage: 1000 tns , 500 last


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