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The Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Gothenburg, Sweden at the beginning of September, 1639, under Captain Cornelius Van Vliet. She encountered heavy seas, and put into Amsterdam for repairs. She sailed from Amsterdam February 7, 1640 under Captain Pouwell Jansen, arriving in New Sweden April 17, 1640. On board she carried 16 known passengers, incuding crew, administrative personnel, and settlers. These settlers are considered the first immigrant colonists for New Sweden.
|Herman Willemsen||Ship mate|
|Peter Hollander Ridder||New Commander of Colony|
|Joost van Langdonk||Factor of Colony|
|Anders Larson Dalbo||provost-marshal|
|Gregorius Van Dyck|
|Per Gunnarsson Rambo||freeman|
|Per Andersson||skipper on the Speel-yacht|
|Anders Swensson Bonde||soldier|
|Måns Andersson (?-aft1679)||freeman|
|Sven Larson Maarbo||laborer|
*Eventually returned to Sweden