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Flor De La Mar [+1512]
In December 1511, Captain Albuquerque, sails with three ships, the Flor de la Mar, the Trinidade (Capt Pero de Alpoym) and a third Junk from Malacca to Malabar.
Next to a very valuable cargo, the Flor de la Mar carried young ladies and women to be servants for Queen Maria and the Junk some 60 local Javanese carpenters.
While sailing, they capture in the first weeks of 1512 a fourth ship, off Gujarat, containing species and 30.000 cruzados.
Due to a navigation error at night, the Flor de la Mar gets grounded in January 1512 on a reef, near Ilha de Polvereira, off the coast of Sumatra and breaks in two pieces.
Most of the crew, including the Captain are rescued by the Trinidade, but the women and children on board the Flor de la Mar all left to die.
In the mean time, the Javanese prisoners on board the Junk, see their chances to escape and murder the Portuguese crew and get away with the ship and arrive in Pacem.
Albuquerque, continues his voyage with the Trinidade and arrives in Cochin, after capturing 2 other ships for their supplies.
latitude: 05?20'0X'' N
longitude: 097?30'0X'' E
accuracy: approx. 100m~1km
updater: Lettens Jan
type of wreck: frigate
propulsion: sailing ship
dimensions (m): 36x8x--
cause lost: ran aground
date lost: 00/01/1512 [dd/mm/yyyy]
owner: Portuguese Navy (1246-1830)
engine: 3 masts
depth (m): 60 max. / -- min. Linkback:
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