Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5575 - Armament


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 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...