Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT8534R - Armament

Batavia

Cup from grenade.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location C2 concretion/tn b/w A7&A8

Number of Items 1

Material Armament

Museum Reference

Registration Number 8534

ID 8991

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1982 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: N/A

Map of shipwreck

Batavia

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...