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Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was built in Amsterdam in 1628 and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons, and a number of bronze guns. Batavia, shipwrecked on her maiden voyage on Australian waters, was made famous by the subsequent mutiny and massacre that took place among the survivors.

Replica of the ship was constructed in workshop Batavia Werf  in Lelystad, Netherlands.

Construction of ship lasting from 1985 to 7 April 1995.

Ship never was seaworthy but visited Australia in 1999 as cargo on oceangoing barge.

I have visiting Batavia Werf twice in 2003 and 2015.

Weared by climatic conditions ship was under endless repairs. Topmasts was removed with yards and significant part of rigging.


Part I The ship


Foto 1 Ship under sails - from net

Foto 2-5 captured august 2015

Foto 6 -9 captured spring 2003












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Hi Jan,

Also, due to financial difficulties very slow moving construction
De 7 Prowincien and frigate De Delft.
Peoples in Batavia Werf tell me that the cost of a single oak frame is 10k Euro.



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