CORREIO DA AZIA 1816

Description:

Galera (small mail ship)

Owner:

Joao Nunes da Silveira Master: Joao Joaquim de Freitas

Construction:

Timber

Sunk:

1816/11/25

Size:

Unknown

Underwater:

Wreck at 3m depth with strong breaking swell and surge. Wreckage includes anchors and iron knees scattered in shallow gullies. Timber and spars washed up on shore and documented by early explorers

Built:

Unknown in Portugal

Location:

Point Cloates on reef 6km from shore

Sinking:

En route from Lisbon to Macau carrying silver coins for trade. Struck section of Ningaloo Reef due to lack of longitude navigation knowledge.

Longitude:

113.745066667

Latitude:

-22.8628

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