Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT1027 - Clay pipes

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Clay pipes artefact recovered from Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Pipes, known R.P. - used in bore measurements

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 10

Material Clay pipes

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1027

ID 9783

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver to the value of 78,6000 guilders. On 28 April 1656 the Vergulde Draeck was wrecked just south of Ledge Point. 75 of the 193 made it to shore. A small boat was sent with the Understeersman and six others to Batavia (now Jakarta) arriving 40 days...