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1 Colebrooke 1778 Wine Bottle
The Colebrooke was an English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Arthur Morris. Run ashore in Koeelbaai (near Steenbras River) after striking Anvil Rock off Cape Point on 24 August 1778. She was on an outward-bound voyage from the Downs to Bombay carrying a cargo of copper, lead and military supplies.
7 lives were lost.

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2 Colebrooke 1778 Wine & Snuff Bottle
The Colebrooke was an English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Arthur Morris. Run ashore in Koeelbaai (near Steenbras River) after striking Anvil Rock off Cape Point on 24 August 1778. She was on an outward-bound voyage from the Downs to Bombay carrying a cargo of copper, lead and military supplies.
7 lives were lost.

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3 Britannia 1826 Ale & Blacking Earthenware
British vessel commanded by Captain William Bouchier. She struck an uncharted reef off St. Helena Bay on the 22 October 1826 and the Captain immediately put her about and made all sail for land, where he succeeded in running her ashore. She was carrying passengers and a cargo of copper, lead, Madeira wines, Ale, Cognac and preserves on an outward bound voyage from England to Madeira, Table Bay, Mauritius and India.
No lives were lost.

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4 Sussex 1738 Bowl (Small Frame)
English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Francis Gostelow. There was a mutiny aboard the Sussex and 16 people remained behind on her, led by John Dean. She eventually wrecked on the Bassas da India and John Dean was the only survivor who lived to tell the story. He made it back to England in 1741 aboard the Haeslingfield and was granted a life pension of 200 pounds per year. Captain Gostelow and all his followers were dismissed from the East India Company.
15 lives were lost.

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5 Sussex 1738 Cup (Small Frame)
English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Francis Gostelow. There was a mutiny aboard the Sussex and 16 people remained behind on her, led by John Dean. She eventually wrecked on the Bassas da India and John Dean was the only survivor who lived to tell the story. He made it back to England in 1741 aboard the Haeslingfield and was granted a life pension of 200 pounds per year. Captain Gostelow and all his followers were dismissed from the East India Company.
15 lives were lost.

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6 Nossa Senhora dos Milagros 1686 Replica Ivory Statuette
Portuguese East Indiaman commanded by Don Emmanual de Silva. Wrecked in Struisbaai on 16 April 1686 at night, while on a homeward-bound voyage from Goa, with Jesuit priests, three ambassadors from the King of Siam, with hand crafted gold and silver jewelry as well as porcelain, ivory, soapstone and wooden ornament presents for the Kings of Portugal, England and France. Olaf Bergh stole jewels from this wreck and Simon van der Stel had him sentenced to three years imprisonment on Robben Island.
Many of the survivors lost their lives while trying to reach Cape Town.

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7 Colebrooke 1778 Pocket Knives x 14
The Colebrooke was an English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Arthur Morris. Run ashore in Koeelbaai (near Steenbras River) after striking Anvil Rock off Cape Point on 24 August 1778. She was on an outward-bound voyage from the Downs to Bombay carrying a cargo of copper, lead and military supplies.
7 lives were lost.

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8 HMS Birkenhead 1852 Deck Nail - Copper & Wood
British iron paddle-frigate commanded by Captain R. Salmond. Wrecked off Danger Point on a submerged rock on the 26 February 1852 at night while on a voyage from Simon's Town to East London with troops for the Frontier War. The wreck has secured a place in history due to the gallantry of her men, who, in the face of great danger, allowed the women and children to escape in the boats before attempting to save themselves - the "Birkenhead Drill". A thorough excavation by Aqua Exploration and Depth Recovery Unit, were unsuccessful in locating the said military pay-packet of 500,000 pounds of gold and silver coins.
445 lives were lost.

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9 HMS Birkenhead 1852 Replica 43th Badge
British iron paddle-frigate commanded by Captain R. Salmond. Wrecked off Danger Point on a submerged rock on the 26 February 1852 at night while on a voyage from Simon's Town to East London with troops for the Frontier War. The wreck has secured a place in history due to the gallantry of her men, who, in the face of great danger, allowed the women and children to escape in the boats before attempting to save themselves - the "Birkenhead Drill". A thorough excavation by Aqua Exploration and Depth Recovery Unit, were unsuccessful in locating the said military pay-packet of 500,000 pounds of gold and silver coins.
445 lives were lost.

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10 Britannia 1826 Wine Bottle
British vessel commanded by Captain William Bouchier. She struck an uncharted reef off St. Helena Bay on the 22 October 1826 and the Captain immediately put her about and made all sail for land, where he succeeded in running her ashore. She was carrying passengers and a cargo of copper, lead, Madeira wines, Ale, Cognac and preserves on an outward bound voyage from England to Madeira, Table Bay, Mauritius and India.
No lives were lost.

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11 Colebrooke 1778 Snuff Bottle
The Colebrooke was an English East Indiaman commanded by Captain Arthur Morris. Run ashore in Koeelbaai (near Steenbras River) after striking Anvil Rock off Cape Point on 24 August 1778. She was on an outward-bound voyage from the Downs to Bombay carrying a cargo of copper, lead and military supplies.
7 lives were lost.

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12 Cannon off the wrecks of the Sacramento and the Atalaia
Miniature replicas of cannon off the wrecks of the Sacramentoand the Atalaia. They will only be made upon order and then it will take approximately 2 months before delivery! A 50% deposit needs to be placed upon order and the balance upon completion!

They really are works of art. The larger one with the rings is 45 cm long. The smaller cannon with the Dolphins is 43 cm long.
The little black and white scale (5 cm) is in the pics to show the size.









For more information contact:

Charles Shapiro cc T/A "Aqua Exploration"


South African Historical Wreck Society
www.sahws.org.za

+27 (0) 82 086 5937

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