The Voorzichtigheid was built in Delfshaven in 1743 and acted as a provision ship. In 1753 in Batavia, the Voorzichtigheid was under the command of Arend van der Deuren and had a crew 0f 149, accompanied by 80 soldiers and 8 craftsmen.
Later, when the Voorzichtigheid wrecked, she had recently arrived from Batavia with goods and cargo, mainly rice, for the Cape. The vessel was driven ashore in a north-westerly gale and wrecked near the Salt River Mouth.
Fortunately, the entire crew of 59 landed safely on the shore. The identity of the captain for this journey is unknown.
|People on board||59|
|Length||136 feet (41.5 m)|
|Tonnage||850 ton (425 last)|
The exact location of the remains of this wreck is unknown because it lies beneath reclaimed land.