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History

The Avenhorn wrecked on Woodstock Beach in a north-westerly gale on the night of 16-17 May.

Fortunately, no lives were lost when the Avenhorn ran aground. No cargo was lost either because the vessel was about to proceed to Mossel Bay to pick up a cargo of wheat for Batavia.

Description

MasterThobiasz., A. Arend
People on board100
Tonnage880 ton (440 last)

Status

The whereabouts of the Avenhorn is currently unknown as it lies beneath reclaimed land.

References

  • Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
    Details of voyage 8201.1 from Batavia.
    Huygens ING.
  • Lesa la Grange, Martijn Manders, Briege Williams, John Gribble and Leon Derksen (2024).
    Dutch Shipwrecks in South African Waters: A Brief History of Sites, Stores and Archives [Unpublished].
  • SAHRA Database.

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