We found the following lists and links on a website by Koen van den Dries.  In the listing of links below we include only those vessels which were lost in Asian waters; please refer to the original website[s] for further information.


Approximately 1500 vessels were built for the VOC in the nearly 200 years' of its existence. 336 merchant ships were built by the "Kamer van Zeeland" of which more than 100 did not survive the arduous journeys. These ships were wrecked and left a historical trail that has interested people ever since.

This page contains a listing of and internet links to more than 145 VOC wrecksites of ships from any of the Kamers. Please contribute by e-mailing any relevant information you may have.

Thanks, Northallerton, UK.

In alphabetical order:

Aagtekerke (1), Aagtekerke (2), Adelaar, Akerendam, Akersloot, Alblasserdam, Amstelland, Amsterdam (1), Amsterdam (2), Ananas, Anna Catherina, Arnhem, Astrea, Avondster, (14)

Banda, Bantam, Barbesteyn, Barneveld, Batavia, Bennebroek, Bethlehem, Boot, Bredenhof, Brederode, Buitenzorg, Buren, (12)

Campen, Curacao, (2)

Dageraad, Delft, Diamant, Dolfijn, Drenthe, Duyfken, (6)

Eiland Mauritius (2), Enkhuizen, (2)

Geinwens, Gekroonde Leeuw, Gelderland, Geldermalsen, Gouden Buys, Gouden Leeuw, 's Graveland, Grootbroek (8)

Haerlem, Hazelnoot, Hercules, Hillegom, Hilversbeek, Hof van Holland, Hollandia, Hoop, Hoorn, Huis te Kraaiestein, (10)

Jonge Thomas, Jonkheer Meester van de Wal van Puttershoek(2)

Kapelle, Keizerin, Kemphaan, Kennemerland, Koning William, (5)

Land van Schouwen, Lastdrager, Leimuiden, Lelie, Liefde, Loosdrecht, Lugtenburg, (7)

Mauritius (1), Mauritius (3), Meermin, Meermond, Meresteyn, Meteren, Middelburg (1), Middelburg (2), Midloo, De Molen (10)

Nassau, Negotie, Niewekerke, Nieuw Rhoon, Nisse, Nijmwegen, Noordmunster, (7)

Oosterland, Oranjeboom, Oude Zijpe, (3)

Pijlswaart, Prinses Maria, Prins Willem, (3)

Raadhuis van Enkhuizen, Ravesteyn, Reigersbroek, Reijgersdaal, Renswoude, Ridderschap van Holland, Rijnenburg, Rijnsburgh, Risdam, Rob, Rooswijk, (11)

Schiedam (1), Schiedam (2), Schonenberg, Schoonhoven, Schuilenburg, Slot ter Hooge (1), Slot ter Hoge (2), Sperwer, Stavenisse, (9)

Terschelling, Tidore, Tobias Leidsman, (3)

Utrecht, (1)

Van Hoot, Vergulde Draeck , Vis, Vliegende Draeck, Vliegent Hart , Vlissingen, (6)

Walcheren (1), Walcheren (2), Wapen van Amsterdam, Wapen van Hoorn, Wapen van Vlissingen, Waterland, Watervliet, Westerbeek, Wierestein, Witte Leeuw, Woestduyn, (11)

Zandenburg, Zeeland, Zeelelie, Zeepaard, Zeewijk, Zoetendaal, Zutphen, Zuytdorp, (8)

Total # wrecks = 147


By geographical location:


Year

Ship's name

Where

Found

 Internet links

East-Indies + Asia

1606

Nassau

Straits of Malacca, Port Dickson

1963

http://www.alang.ukm.my/kamal/nassau.htm

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~twells/news012.htm

1606

Walcheren (1)

Ternate, Indonesie

 

 

1633

Kemphaan

Cochin Coast, Vietnam

 

http://www.thingsasian.com/article/hoard/shipwrecks.htm

1635

Grootbroek

Cochin Coast, Vietnam

 

http://www.thingsasian.com/article/hoard/shipwrecks.htm

1636

Keizerin

Bay of Padaran, Coast of Champa, Vietnam

 

http://www.thingsasian.com/article/hoard/shipwrecks.htm

1651

Delft

Between Batavia & Taiwan

 

http://www.anwb.nl/anwb.exe/yogV0rGd/vocdel.htm

1653

De Sperwer

Cheju Island, Korea

 

http://www.henny-savenije.demon.nl/Dutch/pag2.htm

1658

De Molen

Ceylon

 

de_molen.html

1659

Avondster

Sri Lanka

1993

http://www.lankalibrary.com/geo/galle5.htm

http://www.barnes1.net/

http://www.hum.uva.nl/galle/avondster/avhist1.htm

Features (Untouched treasures in watery graves by Asiff Hussein)

1661

Hercules

Bay of Galle, Sri Lanka

1992

http://www.hum.uva.nl/galle/wrecks/hercules/hhist1.htm

1663

Dolfijn

Bay of Galle, Sri Lanka

1993

http://www.hum.uva.nl/galle/wrecks/dolfijn/dhist1.htm

1674

Gouden Leeuw

Tiger Islands, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam

 

http://www.thingsasian.com/article/hoard/shipwrecks.htm

1676

Van Hoot

Sumatra

 

 

1727

Risdam

Mersing, East coast of Malaysia

1984, Mike Hatcher

Destroyed with explosives after Mike's cook sold the position to others when it was first found.

1734

Barbesteyn

Bay of Galle, Sri Lanka

 

http://www.hum.uva.nl/galle/wrecks/index.htm#barbesteijn

1735

Alblasserdam

Ca Mau, Vietnam

 

 

1748

Nieuwekerke

Tukang, Indonesie

1996

 

1752

Geldermalsen

 Admiral Stellingwerf Reef, South China Sea

1985, Mike Hatcher

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/1095/geldermalsen.htm

http://www.wrecksalvage.com/nfe/s2.html

1772

Rijnsburgh

Macau, China

 

http://www.naufragios.com.br/asia_mdf.htm

1775

Geinwens

Bay of Galle, Sri Lanka

1993

http://www.hum.uva.nl/galle/wrecks/index.htm#geinwens

1804

Drenthe

Tukangbesi Archipelago (Sulawesi)

 

 

??

Terschelling

Bengale

 

 

Unknown

1626

Middelburg (2)

Last seen near St Helena fighting with Portuguese.

1729

's Graveland

Lost between The Cape and The Netherlands

1742

Enkhuizen

Lost between The Cape and The Netherlands

 

Other websites with listings of VOC shipwrecks:

http://www.abc.se/~pa/uwa/index.html

http://www.voyages.co.za/shipwrecks.htm

http://www.merchantships.bizland.com

http://www.arrakis.es/~histres/nesp2.htm

http://www.gotheborg.com/linkship.htm

English East India Ships: http://www.eicships.info/

 

VOC History websites / Musea:

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/%7Esdconinc/VOC/B@taviaE.htm

http://www.londoh.com/voc_links.htm

http://www.archief.nl/rad/links/maritiem.htm#voc

http://www.texelsmaritiem.nl/voc/voc.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/26488/en/index.php3?tqskip=1

http://www.atem.nl/VOC/VOC000.HTM

http://www.texelsmaritiem.nl/

 

VOC Bibliographies:

http://www.nla.gov.au/asian/indo/nedbib.html

http://nautarch.tamu.edu/nautbibl/postmed.htm

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/edocs/parks/dutchbib.htm

400 Year VOC

http://voc.artitec.nl/


I am grateful to the followings persons for contributing to the compilation of this website:

Baszley Bee, Department of History, National University of Malaysia, http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/Terminus/lautan/

Edward Bourke, Ireland.

Hans Eelman, Texel, Nederland, http://www.abeltasman.org/eelman.html

Martin, Australia.

Peter Holt, Plymouth, Devon, http://www.threeh.demon.co.uk

Henny Savenije, Korea, http://www.henny-savenije.demon.nl

Martin Woodward, The Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre, http://www.isle-of-wight.uk.com/shipwrecks/index.htm


Please send any information you may have to Koen van den Dries, Northallerton, UK.

Last updated 10 Maret 2005