Prins Willem was laid down in Zeeland 1649,  launched 1.1 1650, and made maiden voyage 5.5 1651. She was one of the largest East India vessel on her time.
The ship dimensions were 181 x 45 x 18 Amsterdam feet.
In june 1652 Prins Willem was loaned by de VOC, together four their ships in war against England.
Orginally ship was Armed 32-guns, but in 1652-53 she was armed c.40-60 guns.
After war Prins Willem returned to the owners, and made 17 round voyages, most of them between Zeeland and Batavia.
De Prins Willem was wrecked on isle of Brandon, near Mauritius, on 10 or 11 february 1662.