Thursday, July 30, 2009

VOC ship Prins Willem destroyed by fire

The Prins Willem was the largest ship at the time of the Dutch East India Company (the VOC). It was built in 1649 in Middelburg in the Netherlands and sank near Madagaskar in 1662.

The Replica was totally destroyed yesterday in the harbor of Den Helder, a small town in the north of the Netherlands.

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