Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW3087 - Glass

Zeewijk

Large onion bottle base sherd

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Reef, middle

Number of Items 1

Material Glass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3087

ID 111936

Map of shipwreck

Zeewijk

Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos, on 9 June 1727. The survivors built a second ship, the Sloepie, enabling 82 out of the initial crew of 208 to reach their initial destination of Batavia on 30 April 1728. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island, it was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be...