Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4493R - Armament


Cannon plug: wood.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Barbers bowl concretion/

Number of Items 1

Material Armament

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4493

ID 8903

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1976 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: N/A

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...