Some Danish Indiamen at the Cape of Good Hope

By W. Wilfried Schuhmacher, published August 1977

Abstract

This provides a brief record of Danish ships stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope in 1775, during the golden period of Danish trade with India and China. One of these ships was seen there that year by Captain James Cook on his Second Voyage. Cook described the ship as an ‘Indiaman’ but it was more likely to have been the ‘Chinaman’ Prinz Frederik.

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Filed under: Atlantic | American Revolution | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous

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