Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW4730 - Ship's fittings


Nail fragments

Site Location Gun Island: Hole 153R (xyz- throughout)

Number of Items 9

Material Ship's fittings

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4730

ID 22688

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. 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 floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...