Akerendam

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The Dutch East India company ship Akerendam had left from the island Texel in the Netherlands 19.January 1725 with two other vessels, bound for Batavia. But under a snow storm in the North Sea she lost her fellowship and was forced northwards all the way to Runde. She carried 19 cases of coin designated for the far East where spices was one of the big merchandises. The date when she went down is not fully known, but 8.March that same year people on Runde discovered wreck debris had been washed ashore. In the following months much of the salvaged inventory was sold on auctions. In 1972 Akerendam is found by divers who finds coins and a cannon in shallow water near Kvalneset. The divers manage to salvage several hundred kilos of coins from the wreck site, and the year after Bergen maritime museum launched an expedition to the wreck site.


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Akerendam

145,0 x ? f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
850 tons  Amsterdam ( NL ) 1724  ( NL )

GPS: N 62 24.49 E 05 35.21

  Illustration: Akerendam
Originally from skovheim.org