Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


Correio da Azia


Coin Heritage

Province Mint Unidentified

Soverign Issuer Unknown

Coin Details

Weight 1.18g

Composition Silver

Date Found 3/5/2004

Museum Reference

Registration Number 31


Map of shipwreck

Correio da Azia

1817 Emilla was dispatched to salvage the Correio da Azia. Capt. Pedro Jose da Silva Loureiro, Pilot Luis Beltrao

The Correio da Azia was ‘coming from Lisbon to Macau against weather, seas and wind, fire, shallows and coastal dangers and errors of maps’ (de Freitas 1816) when it ran aground on Ningaloo reef on 26 November, 1816. Established by the Portuguese in 1557 and returned to...