stepping stones of maritime history


Down on 9 December

On this day in history the following ships were wrecked:

  • Koning Salomo († 1664, 359 years ago)
    Cadiz, Spain
  • U-11 († 1914, 109 years ago)
    Oostendebank, Belgium

Wrecks of Flevoland

The Zuiderzee played an important role in the economy of the Low Countries since reaching its largest size in the Late Middle Ages.

Burgzand Noord

In the Wadden Sea lies the national monument Burgzand Noord, a location where sixteen historic shipwrecks from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved.

13 Provinces

In the '13 Provinces' project, volunteers and students uncover the extensive and varied maritime history of the Netherlands through local research.

Dutch Presence in Cuba

An overview of sites that are linked to the project 'Dutch Presence in Cuban Waters', a Dutch-Cuban collaboration in the field of underwater cultural heritage management.

World War II

An overview of ships that sank during World War II.

World War I

An overview of ships that sank during World War I.

Dutch shipwrecks in S Africa

According to the SAHRA MUCH database, there were 91 losses of Dutch ships in South African waters between 1644, when the Mauritius Eiland was wrecked in Table Bay, and 1890 when the barque Hollandia.