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She was lost on June 20th, 1809 when she struck a reef while seeking shelter from a storm in the River Plate, a large estuary between Argentina and Uruguay.
Alabama: CSS Alabama; Bark with a single-screw auxiliary direct-acting 600 ihp engine; Length: 67.1 m; Beam: 9.7 m; Depth in hold: 4.3 m; 1,050 tons; Comp.: 148; Armament: 1x110pdr, 1x68pdr, 6x32pdr; Birkenhead, England; 1862 Captain Raphael Semmes of the CSS Alabama was the confederate privateer with the most Union victims to his credit, a total of 71.
A replica of the Batavia was built and launched at Lelystad, Netherlands in 1995.
Bear: SS Bear, USS Bear, SS Bear of Oakland, SS Arctic Bear; Steam screw assisted Barkentine; Length: 198 ft, 4 in; Beam: 29 ft, 9 in; Draft: 18 ft; 703 displacement tons; Comp.: 26; 3x6pdr rapid fire guns (1885); Linthouse, Goven, Scotland; 1874 Built as the sealing vessel SS Bear by Alexander Stephen and Sons Ltd, she operated for a decade in the annual sealing hunt. Greeley and six other survivors of the arctic expedition marooned at Cape Sabine and rescued on the 22nd of June 1884.
Amity: Ship; Length: 106 ft 6in; Beam: 28 ft 6 in; Depth of hold: 14 ft 3 in; 382 tons; New York, United States; 1816Amity was a New York to Liverpool packet ship for the Black Ball Line from 1818 until 1824, when she was lost on Squam Beach, New Jersey.
Amsterdam: East Indiaman or VOC retour ship; Length: 48 m; 1,110 displacement tons; Comp.: 215, Armament: 8x12pdr, 16x8pdr, 8x4pdr, 10 swivel guns; Amsterdam, Netherlands; 1748Built by the VOC for the long-distance spice-trade to the East Indies, Amsterdam was one of the largest.
She slipped her anchor and drifted onto the rocks before anyone noticed (? Balclutha: Full-rigged Ship; Length Over All: 301 ft; Length Of Deck: 256.5 ft; Beam: 36.8 ft; Depth: 22.7 ft; 1689 grt; Crew: 26; Height of mainmast: 145 ft; Glasgow, Scotland; 1886 The steel hulled Balclutha started her career on the Europe to San Francisco grain trade, was renamed to Star of Alaska in 1905 while used as a salmon packet ship and renamed again in 1933 to Pacific Queen and used as a "movie-ship".
After rounding the 'Kaap de Goede Hoop' the VOC ships would sail 2800 miles east, then turn north/northeast for Batavia on Java.
She was rebuilt in 1608, renamed Anne Royal and finally broken up in 1636, 49 years after coming off the docks.
Atalanta: Brig; Length: 107 ft; Beam: 26.8 ft; Draft: 15.5 ft; 140 kl; Norrkøping, Sweden; 1852 The Brig Atalanta was a typical passenger carrier transporting immigrants from Europe to the New World.
Captain Adriaen Jacobszoon miscalculated Batavia's position and underestimated her progress.
She turned north too late and on June 4th 1629, Batavia ran aground and was wrecked on the Abrolhos off the west coast of Australia.