The Vlissingen was part of VOC fleet under command Adam Westerwolt that tried to conquer Portuguese Goa in India.
On 4th of January 1638 a battle between the Spanish Portuguese fleet (6 galleons 17 frigates) and the Dutch fleet ended in a defeat of the Portuguese. That is the Dutch view. Goa was not conquered, the Dutch lost two ships. One of them was the Vlissingen that caught fire while entering a Portuguese galleon together with the 's Gravenhage.
The next year, 1639, the Dutch Admiral Cornelis Simonsz van der Veere would conduct a new raid on Goa's port.
VOC chamber of Zeeland
Tonnage: 350, 175 last
Maybe in situ.
- Atlas of mutual heritage.
- NA 1.04.02 (VOC) 1126.