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History of Kampen Dutch Pinnace


The Dutch pinnace (yacht) KAMPEN was owned by the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie and in service for the Kamer van Amsterdam. On 23/10/1627, KAMPEN, carrying silver species, was lost in a storm on her first voyage to the East, off the Needles, Isle of Wight. 160 crew and soldiers managed to reach the shore. The wreck was salvaged in 1627-1628 days by diver 'Jacob de Duiker' and 2365 Reales were saved. In 1979 the wreck was re-discovered and this time, about 8.000 Reales and Leeuwendaalders were salvaged.