Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5388 - Copper/brass


Copper fragment

Site Location Gun Island: Hole 1079/20R (xyz- 30/70/70)

Number of Items 1

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5388

ID 23308

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


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...