The stern of replica Prins Willem
|Career (Dutch Republic)|
|Owner:||Dutch East India Company|
|Tons burthen:||700 tons|
|Length:||42 m (137 ft 10 in)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Curiously, the name on the ship was Prins Willim. Two possible reasons have been advanced:
- the ship's name is Middle Dutch
- lack of space for the name caused the "e" to be changed to a shorter "i"
In 2009, the bowsprit of the Prins Willim replica was being restored.
On the morning of 30 July 2009, the replica was lost to fire, probably due to an electric malfunction. The owner of the ship, the Libéma company, was to decide on a restoration.
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