Battle of Bantam

27th December 1601
Part of : Dutch/Portuguese War (1602 - 1661)
Next action : Capture of Santa Catarina 25.2.1602/3

Took place in Bantam Bay, Indonesia, when an exploration fleet of 5 Dutch vessels defeated a larger Portuguese fleet including galleons and fustas.



Potuguese Vessels

Eight galleons supported by several small Fustas (galley)

Ship NameCommanderNotes

Dutch Republic

VOC Ships

Five ships of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie.

  • Gelderland
  • Zeelandia (Jan Cornelisz)
  • Utrecht
  • Wachter (yacht)
  • Duyfken (yacht)
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