Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT700 - Porcelain


Fragment of oriental blue and white china.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 1

Material Porcelain

Museum Reference

Registration Number 700

ID 2002

Status Commonwealth

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-foot (9....