The Duinbeek wrecked along with eight other vessels in the same gale with a combined loss of 208 lives and £160 000 pounds of cargo. She broke loose from her anchors in the violent north-westerly gale in the early evening and wrecked at the mouth of the Salt River. She broke up immediately and very few aboard were saved.
The Duinbeek was built in Middelburg in1727 and was named after the estate Duinbeek on Walcheren, a province of Zeeland.
|Master||Jan van Thiel|
|People on board||106|
|Length||145 feet (44.2 m)|
|Tonnage||800 ton (400 last)|
- 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Dutch Shipwrecks in South African Waters: A Brief History of Sites, Stores and Archives [Unpublished].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.
- Jan Lettens.
- Aernout smit.
Table Bay in 1679, with the Dutch East Indiaman 'Africa' in the foreground.