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Prins Willem
1649

The Prins Willem was the largest ship at the time of the Dutch East India Company. The ship was built in 1649 in Middelburg in the Netherlands and sank near Madagaskar in 1662. Curiously, the name on the ship was Prins Willim. Two possible reasons have been advanced: (1)the ship's name is Middle Dutch or (2) the lack of space for the name caused the "e" to be changed to a shorter "i" The ship was the flagship of Witte de With in the Battle of the Kentish Knock during the First Anglo-Dutch War.

 Prins Willem 1649

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