When Jacques Mahu and Simon de Cordes secretly assembled a fleet to sail for South America and (possibly) Japan, the ship Erasmus was renamed De Liefde. This name was more in line with those of the other ships of the fleet. After a dreadful voyage, De Liefde was the only ship to reach Japan. She ran aground near the city of Oita, after which the local population pillaged her, while the authorities seized possession of the ship and all the commodities. When Japanese sailors took De Liefde to another port, she was lost in a storm.