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Last Edited03/01/2015
ShipVoyage* On 29 November 1662 the Hooghcarspel departed Texel enroute to the Cape where it docked on 10 April 1663. On the journey the vessel took the Portuguese ship Nostra Signora de pina de France prize, taking on board seven Portuguese as prisoners including two unnamed African slaves - a woman and her child. Also during the voyage one seafarer was thrown overboard because of 'sodomy.2,3
Names in the record, in publications, etc.Hooghcarspel was also known as Hoogkarspel Ship (VOC).4


  1. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012.
  2. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Familia (DEIC Shipping) 43 Number 1 (2006): Details of voyage 0983.1 from Texel to Batavia
    Number     0983.1
    Name of ship     HOOGKARSPEL
    Master     Roelofsz., Meindert
    Tonnage     212
    Type of ship     fluit
    Built     1662
    Yard     Enkhuizen
    Chamber     Enkhuizen
    Date of departure     29-11-1662
    Place of departure     Texel
    Arrival at Cape     10-04-1663
    Departure from Cape     23-04-1663
    Date of arrival at destination     05-07-1663
    Place of arrival     Batavia
    Particulars     At the Cape Meindert Roelofsz. became master on the MEES; master on the HOOGKARSPEL after the Cape was Andries Brant. One seafarer was thrown overboard because of 'sodomy'. The 'passengers' who embarked at the Cape were Portuguese prisoners. The ship was wrecked between Tonkin and Japan in 1670.
    Next homeward voyage     
    On Board I     II     III     IV     V     VI
    Seafarers     41      12     2     1     30
    Soldiers      13      1     0     0     12
    Passengers     0     0     0     7     0     7. Hereinafter cited as "Dutch East India Company Shipping."
  3. [S815] Mansell G. Upham 'Documented Slave Arrivals at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1677)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (Unpublished), 16 November 2014. "10 April 1663: Hoogcarspel offloads 2 unnamed African slaves (1 woman & her child - een Cafferinje met haar kint) taken from a Portuguese prize Nostra Signora de Pine de France."
  4. [S351] Grahame Naudé, "Dutch East India Company Shipping", Name of ship     HOOGKARSPEL.

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