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Date of departure 24-12-1667 from Rotterdam.
The ship was wrecked at the coast of Africa about 9 miles north of the Cape on 31-05-1668.


The Schollevaar was run ashore by a drunken skipper in a north-westerly gale. Unfortunately, two people drowned in the process, with one of the casualties being the skipper himself.

The Schollevaar might be the same wreck as the Yzerfontein cannon wreck, but further research needs to be done.

MasterRomboutz Hackert
Tonnage90 ton (45 last)


  • Dutch-Asiatic Shipping.
    Details of voyage 1086.1 from Maas.
    Huygens ING.
  • Leon Derksen, John Gribble, Lesa la Grange, Martijn Manders and Briege Williams (2023).
    Dutch Shipwrecks in South African Waters: A Brief History of Sites, Stores and Archives [Unpublished].

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