The Batavia shipwreck

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dc.contributor.advisor Crisman , Kevin J . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Woodcock , David G . en_US
dc.creator Van Duivenvoorde , Wendy en_US 2010 -01 -16T01 :02 :32Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :33 :11Z 2010 -01 -15T00 :05 :56Z 2014 -02 -19T19 :33 :11Z 2008 -08 en_US 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2872
dc.description.abstract Batavia , a Dutch East Indiaman , sank in 1629 on its maiden voyage to the Indies in the Houtman Abrolhos Archipelago off the coast of Western Australia . The ship gained notoriety for the mutiny and horrific massacre that engulfed the survivors after the wreck , but the vessel itself was lost for centuries . The remains of the ship were discovered in 1963 , and excavated between 1971 and 1980 by a team of archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum . The surviving hull timbers , raised from the seabed by archaeologists , represent approximately 3 .5 percent of the original hull . They include part of the transom and aft port quarter of the ship . To date , Batavia represents the only excavated remains of an early seventeenth ?century Dutch East Indiaman that have been raised and conserved in a way that permits detailed study . This is of great significance as there are no lines drawings or construction plans for any Dutch ships from this period . The study and comparison of the Batavia hull timbers with those of other Dutch shipwrecks and historic documentation contributes to the understanding of Dutch shipbuilding techniques at the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Seafaring en_US
dc.title The Batavia shipwreck en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Dissertation en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


The Batavia shipwreck. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2872 .

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