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The Zwemmer made one succesful voyage to the East Indies and back. On 5 January 1680, the ship ran ashore and was wrecked in Colombo. By then she was in the service of the Chamber of Amsterdam.


The Zwemmer was a hoeker, This shiptype can be seen on the above image.


Name: Zwemmer

Type: Hoeker

Built: 1669

Chamber: Delft, later Amsterdam

Wharf: Delftshaven

Complement: 17-20

Tonnage: 90 tons (45 last)

Length: 80 foot

Beam: 20 foot


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