“Amsterdam” 18th century ship [HD]

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The Amsterdam was a cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company build in 1748.
The ship started its maiden voyage from Texel to Batavia on 8 January 1749, but was wrecked in a storm on the English Channel on 26 January 1749.

The shipwreck was discovered in 1969 in the bay of Bulverhythe, United Kingdom, and is sometimes visible during low tides.

The wreck site is protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act since 1974. Some of the findings from the site are in the Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre in Hastings.

A replica of the ship is on display in Amsterdam. It is moored next to the Netherlands Maritime Museum. (At the time this video was made the museum was closed due to undergoing renovations and the replica was temporarily moored at the nearby NEMO science center.)

The replica was built in Iroko wood by 400 volunteers, using tools of the period, between 1985 and 1990 at Lelystad.

April 18, 2010

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  1. This was actually the ship that made the same voyage that Darwin made when writing his book "The origin of Species". There was a tv-series about that voyage. So this ship is truly sea-worthy and already made many trips across the oceans…..

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  2. The replica was not built in Lelystad despite what the English wiki may say about the matter. It was built in the 'Houthaven' (trans. woodport) in Amsterdam. Take it from a native Amsterdammer, I saw it being built. Also It was not really built by volunteers…

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  3. I always wanted a boat myself and I told myself if I ever became rich. I would build a ship like this one with modern equipment inside…I wouldnt even try to sail I think and maybe just live there…

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  4. This ship is built as a museum ship. It is not seaworthy. Some compromises have been made to make the visit more comfortable (fewer decks, more space between decks, for example). If you are hard core, you can visit in Lelystad the 17th century ship "De Batavia". That is a complete, seaworthy, exact replica of the original. The copy sailed under its own sail near the place in Australia where the original Batvavia went down (there is footage of that on YT). And oh by the way, read the history of the shipwreck of the Batavia. The best slow mass murder horror story of all times. I know some history books have been written (in English and Dutch) about it. Why Hollywood did not yet use it as a movie, is beyond me. A most incredible true story.

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