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  • A fluyt, fluit, or flute (Dutch pronunciation: [flœy̯t])[N 1] is a Dutch type of sailing vessel originally designed as a dedicated cargo vessel. The standard fluyt design minimized or completely eliminated its armaments to maximize available cargo space, and used block and tackle extensively. — “Fluyt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The look of the fictional ship was inspired by the seventeenth century Dutch "fluyt" vessels and the Vasa, a real-life Swedish warship which sank in 1628.[4] However, the ship itself resembles a sailfish. The Flying Dutchman has five staysails. — “Flying Dutchman (Pirates of the Caribbean) - Wikipedia, the”,
  • The Étoile ("Star") was a fluyt famous for being one of Louis Antoine de Bougainville's ships in his circumnavigation between 1766 and 1769, along with La Boudeuse. She was commanded by Francois Chenard de la Giraudais, and was the storeship of the expedition. — “French fluyt Étoile (1767) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,

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