Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT10A-D - Lead

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Musket balls.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Wreck site

Number of Items 9

Material Lead

Museum Reference

Registration Number 10

ID 8596

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1974 Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde 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 Vergulde Draeck 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...