The Gouda was a Dutch packet vessel loaded with supplies for Delagoa Bay when she was driven ashore on the night of 16-17 June in the powerful north-westerly gale. Fortunately, the vessel was not severely damaged and there were no lives lost on the Gouda.
The gale of 17 June 1722 saw 10 vessels wrecked during a severe north-westerly gale in Table Bay, with 8 of these vessels belonging to Dutch authorities. This event saw one of the highest losses of life in the history of the Cape in a single event, with 660 casualties. Over £250,000 of goods were lost, which is a vast amount in today’s figures.
|Tonnage||220 ton (110 last)|
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