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Anchors Rooswijk, Goodwin sands
The Rooswijk was built in 1737 in Amsterdam for the Chamber of Amsterdam of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). On the 24th of October 1737, the ship started its maiden voyage from Texel for Batavia.In January 1740, the Rooswijk set sail for its second voyage and perished at the Goodwin Sands. The site was officially recorded as a VOC-wreck in 1996 by its discoverer Ken Welling. In 2004 and 2005, it was partially excavated and more than 10.000 artefacts were lifted from the site.
“The Rooswijk” is now a Protected Wreck Site. As erosion threatens the site, an archaeological re-assessment was carried out in 2016 by a joined team of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE), Historic England and third parties as the Salvage owner, the licensee and the previous archaeological dive team.
These anchors were found in situ at the main site of the wreck.
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