A List of Several Vessels Lost in the China Sea.

In 1761, Frederick Adolphus, Swedish ship, about one thousand tons burthen, from Europe bound to Canton, was lost on the Pratas Shoal, on the evening of the 4th September, having been set greatly to the eastward by a current, from leaving Pulo Sapata. The crew were saved in the boats, and arrived at Canton; from whence the long boat was fitted up, and sent to the shoal, accompanied by several Chinese boats, with divers in them. They discovered the bottom of the wreck, from whence the upper works had separated; and by the help of the divers recovered about thirty chests of treasure.
Naval Chronical, Vol. 15 (1806), pp 463-464.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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