Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Lancier (1839/08/25)

Stragglers-Mewstone

WA Journal states 28 September
Captain attempted passage in without a pilot. Vessel sank by the stern, rendering the 1946 account by Goldsmith that a Captain Dempster had lost a chest of specie has it was passed out of the stern windows to his boat fictitious. Many post-war expeditions to locate the wreck and its lost gold resulted.

Map of Batavia

Ship Built

Owner Mr Salome Hypolite Giguel

Master Captain Durocher

Builder Messrs. Crook and Naz, Mahe

Country Built Seychelles

Port Registered Port Louis

When Built 1834

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking In storm

When Lost 1839/08/25

Where Lost Stragglers-Mewstone

Latitude -32.0798416667

Longitude 115.633525

Position Information GPS

Port From Mauritius /Port Louis

Port To Hobart

Cargo General

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 29.60

Beam 7.30

TONA 285.00

Museum Reference

Official Number No. 19

Unique Number 1329

Registration Number 19/1835

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0149/SG _MA-449/71

Chart Number AUS 117, 1058

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1994

Confidential NO