In 1737, a large merchant ship named the Rooswijk was built for the Dutch East India Company. Later that same year, the Rooswijk set sail for its maiden voyage to Batavia, the capital city of the Dutch East Indies that is now modern-day Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Second Voyage
The Dutch trading ship made it safely back to its home port after that first voyage and was then scheduled to set sail on its second voyage in 1740. In January 1740, the Rooswijk set sail for Jakarta with 250 sailors and passengers…