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Amsterdam
Location  

Place Name : Bulverhythe, Hastings

Lat / Long : 50 ° 50 ' 42 '' - - 0 ° 31' 39'' East System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Dutch East Indiaman Built :  
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Hull material : wood  
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History
Sunk : 26/01/1749 Cause : ran aground Date Found :
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
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War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
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Restrictions: An area within 100m radius of National Grid Reference Co-ordinate 778083 on Ordnance Survey Map 199, scale 1:50,000, or position 50 50' 42" N., 00 31' 39" E. excluding any part of the area which lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides. Chart affected: 536.
This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973
The Amsterdam, a Dutch East Indiaman built in 1748, ran aground on January 26, 1749 near Hastings shortly after leaving Texel on her maiden voyage en-route to Indonesia. Almost immediately she sank into the soft mud and sand of the beach which curtailed contemporary salvage and ensured that the hull and its contents were well preserved. The site was damaged by mechanical excavators in 1 969. A recent Anglo-Dutch archaeological project carried out a partial excavation of the hull which demonstrated its remarkable state of preservation.
ADU designation: February 5, 1974; 1974 No. 3; 1974/57.
ADU licences: 1978 excavation; 1980 excavation; 1984-8 excavation.

References :
Gawronski, J. H., 1991, The archaeological and historical research of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam (1749). In Reinders, R. & Paul, K. (eds.) Carvel construction technique. Oxbow Monograph 12. Oxford. ISBN 0 946897 34 4. Gawronski, J. (ed.), 1987, VOC Schip Amsterdam 1986. Report of the VOC-ship Amsterdam Foundation 1986. Stitching VOC Schip Amsterdam. Amsterdam. ISBN 90-71690-02-4. Gawronski, J. (ed.), 1986, VOC Schip Amsterdam 1985. Report of the VOC-ship Amsterdam Foundation 1985. Stitching VOC Schip Amsterdam. ISBN 90-71690-01-6. Gawronski, J. et al (eds.), 1985, VOC Schip Amsterdam 1984. Report of the VOC-ship Amsterdam Foundation 1984. Stitching VOC Schip Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Marsden, P., 1985, The Wreck of the Amsterdam. London. ISBN 0-09-160811-2. Marsden, P., 1978, A reconstruction of the treasure of the Amsterdam and the Hollandia, and their significance. IJNA 7.2: 133-48. Marsden, P., 1973, The investigation of the wreck of the "Amsterdam". In Blackman, D. J. (ed.), Marine Archaeology. London. ISBN 0 408 70477 2. Marsden, P., 1972, The wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam near Hastings, 1749, an interim report. IJNA 1:75-96. Martin, M., 1993, Buried alive. Classic Boat 60: 24-7. van Rooij, H. H. & Gawronski, J., 1989, East Indiaman Amsterdam. Amsterdam. ISBN 90-230-0699- 2. Information provided by Archaeological Diving Unit
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