dutch Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC Akerendam (+1725)
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type east indiaman
subtype/class VOC type spiegelretour ship
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1724
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 850  bm
dimensions 44.2 x -- x -- m
material wood
rigging 3 masts
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 08/03/1725  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.200rank: 429
about people
builder
Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC
owner
Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC
captain Capt. Nicolaas De Roy
no. of crew 200
about the wreck
depth (m.) 20 max. / 12 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 30/01/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 04/02/2010
 
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Lettens Jan05/02/2010
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Lettens Jan04/02/2010

The Akerendam was found by amateur divers in 1972 and they have salvaged the very valuable cargo of gold coins. She lies only 100m away from the coast in depths ranging between 12 and 20 metres.
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Lettens Jan04/02/2010Akerendam

850 tons; 145 ft; 40 guns; complement of 200; Built in 1724 in Amsterdam for the VOC, Kamer van Amsterdam;

Voyages: (1) 1725/1 Texel

Akerendam (Capt. Nicolaas de Roy) was lost on her maiden voyage from Texel to India on 8th March 1725. She was off course in a violent storm in the night of 7/8 March and struck the Island of Rundøy (Rondoe), in Norway.

She was carrying 19 chests of both gold and silver. All 200 hands lost. In 1725 some 4 chests were recoverd and the ship was forgotten since. She was re-discovered in 1972 by amateur divers.

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