Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW4918 - Ship's fittings



Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Gun Island: Area 11: Hole 274/0L (xyz-30/70/50 cm)

Number of Items 1

Material Ship's fittings

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4918

ID 19473

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1979 Netherlands Govt. Allocation

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...