Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT3189 - Copper/brass

Vergulde Draak (Draeck) (Gilt Dragon)

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

Eroded copper alloy object, probably part of tap barrel.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 1

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3189

ID 53751

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...