The Vergulde Draeck
The Vergulde Draeck translated means gilt dragon.
Description of the vessel
The vergulde draeck is described as a jacht and was made of wood. The boat was 260 tonnes was 4.1 metres in depth and was 41.8 metres in length and 9.8 metres in breadth. The ship was a cargo ship and carried only its cargo and crew. The ship was used as a trading ship.
How and where was it shipwrecked?
On the 28th of April 1656 following the Brouwers route, Vergulde Draeck left the Cape of Good Hope with the intention of making use of the trade winds to cross 5000 miles of Indian Ocean before turning north…
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