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Liefde (East Indiaman)

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Name  Liefde
In service  1698
Length  49 m
Port of registry  Dutch Republic
Out of service  7 November 1711
Liefde (East Indiaman)
Owner  Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC)
Builder  Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC)

Liefde was a Dutch Sailing ship that ran aground and sank during a storm in the North Sea off the Shetland Islands, Great Britain, while she was on her fourth homeward voyage from the East under the command of Captain Meikens Barend.

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Owners

Liefde was built in The Netherlands by the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) as a frigate for voyages to the East.

Sinking

On 7 November 1711 Liefde was on her fourth homeward voyage from the East under the command of Captain Meikens Barend. She was thought to be carrying 32 guns as well as merchandise from the east and a crew of 300. After a storm hit the ship, she ran aground and sank off the Shetland Islands, Great Britain leaving only one survivor of the entire crew. It is unknown who the sole survivor was.

Wreck

The current wreck position is unknown.

References

Liefde (East Indiaman) Wikipedia


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