Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5575 - Armament

Zeewijk

Ship Cannon

Site Location Wreck site

Number of Items 1

Material Armament

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5575

ID 19492

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1985 Netherlands Govt. Allocation

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...