Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT1009E - Armament

Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

Armament artefact recovered from Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

Cannon balls.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Wreck site

Number of Items 1

Material Armament

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1009

ID 111979

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1974 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046278)

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver to the value of 78,6000 guilders. On 28 April 1656 the Gilt Dragon was wrecked just south of Ledge Point. 75 of the 193 made it to shore. A small boat was sent with the Understeersman and six others to Batavia ( now Jakarta) arriving 40 days...