oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The great ship São Bento: remains from a mid-sixteenth century Portuguese wreck on the Pondoland coast

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



This paper descriptionbes material recovered from a Portuguese wreck of about 1550. Remains include cannon, jewellery, ceramics and other items. The chronological evidence and the survivors' account of the shipwreck indicate that it was the wreck of the São Bento in 1554.

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