Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT3172 - Copper/brass

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Copper/brass artefact recovered from Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Sheathing pieces, copper.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 6

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3172

ID 10433

Status Commonwealth

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...