Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

NRC5452 - Lead

Correio da Azia

Lead artefact recovered from Correio da Azia

Lead sheet

Site Area Code North West

Number of Items 1

Material Lead

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5452

ID 111776

Map of shipwreck

Correio da Azia

1817 Emilla was dispatched to salvage the Correio da Azia. Capt. Pedro Jose da Silva Loureiro, Pilot Luis Beltrao

The Correio da Azia was ‘coming from Lisbon to Macau against weather, seas and wind, fire, shallows and coastal dangers and errors of maps’ (de Freitas 1816) when it ran aground on Ningaloo reef on 26 November, 1816. Established by the Portuguese in 1557 and returned to...