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The Zorg called at Plymouth, 26-12-1794 till 04-11-1795. Three days after the departure from Plymouth the ship ran aground off Boulogne and was wrecked.

In the Atlantic Ocean the word pink was used to describe any small ship with a narrow stern, having derived from the Dutch word pincke meaning pinched. They had a large cargo capacity, and were generally square rigged. Their flat bottoms (and resulting shallow draught) made them more useful in shallow waters than some similar classes of ship.(Wiki)


Type: Pink
Built: Middelburg, 1792
Owner: VOC chamber Zeeland
Dimensions: 142 x 36 x 17 ft
Tonnage: 450
Complement: 99
Master: Gerard Olthof

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