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The Sardam was a 17th century Dutch East India Company (VOC) yacht (Dutch: jacht). It was a small merchant vessel designed primarily for the inter-island trade in the East Indies.

The ship sailed for Java in October 1628 as part of a flotilla commanded by commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and arrived safely in the Banda Strait in July 1629.

The Sardam was selected by Governor Jan Coen to sail south to the Australian coast and rescue survivors from the Batavia, which had been wrecked in the Houtman Abrolhos. She subsequently became involved in the aftermath of the notorious mutiny that took place subsequent to the Batavia wreck.

See also


Mike Dash (2003). Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Blodiest Mutiny. New York: Three Rivers Press.