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History

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.

Hoeker

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

Description

Type: Hoeker
Built: Delftshaven, 1669
Chamber: Delft, later Amsterdam

People on board25
Length80 feet (24.4 m)
Tonnage80 ton (40 last)

References

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