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History

The Wimmenum was built in 1752, in Amsterdam for the VOC chamber of Amsterdam.

Two years later, January 1754, the Wimmenum travelled in convoy with two other ships De Vrede and the Jakatra on the way to Surat (Gujarat,). They were attacked by pirates from Angria near Malabar.  The Vrede en Wimmenum were boarded. The captain of the Wimmenum, Johan Louis Philippi, blew up his own ship. Everyone on board was killed; the crew, captain and many enemies. Philippi was posthumously praised by the VOC for his courage. He is said to have killed more than 1,600 Angrian pirates. Ultimately only the Jakatra bark was captured.

 

 

Description

Type: Dutch east indiaman

Length: 150 ft (amsterdam)

Tonnage: 1150 tons (575 Last)

Complement: 356

 

 

East Indiaman

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