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The Stranding of Het Wapen Van Amsterdam in 1667

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The Stranding of Het Wapen Van Amsterdam in 1667

The Stranding of Het Wapen Van Amsterdam in 1667

The Stranding of Het Wapen Van Amsterdam in 1667

The giant remembers well when that fine ship ran aground here on the sands not far from Lómagnúpur mountain on the 19th of Sept.1667. The vessel was coming from the island of Java laden with gold, pearls, diamonds, silver, copper, silk, spices and other precious items. The vessel was recently built and one of the finest in the Dutch fleet. Caught in a fierce storm the ship ran aground while other vessels in the convoy were blown off course in the raging Atlantic Ocean.
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