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The Padang was carrying a cargo of coffee, rattans and spices when it wrecked on Muizenberg Beach at 10 p.m. Sadly, an infant drowned when the ship was wrecked.


MasterGeorge Ogg
Tonnage450 ton


The wreck was subject to a permit, but it seems that very little work was undertaken on the wreck except to establish the location and state of preservation.


  • George Lourens Kiers.
    Een Gestrand Barkschip.
  • 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    Dutch Shipwrecks in South African Waters: A Brief History of Sites, Stores and Archives [Unpublished].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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