Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP5729 - Marine

Rapid

Barnacles: light coloured

Site Area Code North West

Site Location ? from gripe or rope

Number of Items 6

Material Marine

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5729

ID 25276

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck

Rapid

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...