Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW251B - Copper/brass


Musket plate marked 'Kamer Zeeland'.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Gun Island 1892-94

Number of Items 1

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 251

ID 19372

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation

Map of shipwreck


Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island. It was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...