Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT3570 - Copper/brass

Batavia

Copper/brass artefact recovered from Batavia

Clout head nail, copper

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Rib 16

Number of Items 1

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3570

ID 8778

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1976 Netherlands Govt. Allocation: RS.1770(045)

Map of shipwreck

Batavia

Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...