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The Wimmenum was a fluyt ship. The Wimmenum was in use from 1669 until 1681. 

The fluyt ship was a very successful Dutch designed ship. The ship was very cheaply built, had little or no armament and therefor more cargo space. It could be sailed with a smaller crew than usual. Hence the success of the fluyt. They were mainly used in Europe (Baltic Sea trade).

The fluyt ship was a very successful Dutch designed ship. They were very cheaply built, little armament and therefor much cargo space. It could be sailed with a smaller crew than usual. Hence the succes of the fluyt. They were mainly used in Europe (Baltic Sea trade).

Description

Type: fluyt (fluit)

Built for the VOC chamber of Amsterdam

In Asia, flutes were used for intra-Asian trade (Japan, Batavia).

The Wimmenum was of this category. On 22 March 1681 the Wimmenum was dismantled in Batavia.

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