Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP1854 - Copper/brass


Bolts: copper (smaller than RP 1853).

Site Area Code North West

Site Location RAPID

Number of Items 6

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1854

ID 24583

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


An American China trader wrecked at Ningaloo reef in 1811. The first example of an outwardbound American China trader to be examined from the archaeological perspective. Reported in the Columbian Sentinel dated 3 August 1811 to have had
$280 000 in specie on its outward journey from Boston.
Rapid departed Boston for Canton on 28 September 1810. After rounding the
Cape of...