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The Zonnestein remained on service in the inter-asiatic trade, carrying rice between Batavia and the Cape. During one of such voyages, sailing from the Cape to Batavia, the transport-ship was wrecked, January 1768.


Type: East indiaman
Built: VOC yard Oostenburg, Amsterdam, 1765
Owner: VOC chamber Amsterdam

MasterBarendsz., Jakob
People on board238
Length140 feet (42.7 m)
Tonnage1150 ton (575 last)

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