Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4773 - Marine

Batavia

Sieve sample (6mm), sticks, marine shell

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location West Wallabi coastal structure excavation, Trench AA14, Unit 2

Material Marine

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4773

ID 108539

Status Commonwealth

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...