In the Gulf of Finland at a depth of 64 metres lies the wreck of the Dutch warship Huis te Warmelo. The shipwreck was identified in 2016 thanks to information on an old sea chart and is still in excellent condition.
On 25th August 1715, in the middle of the night and in harsh weather conditions, the warship hit a blind cliff and sank a short time later. The fatal accident cost the lives of 130 of the 200 people on board.
The frigate Huis te Warmelo is closely linked to Medemblik in North Holland as it was constructed in the historic port and many of its crew came from the town.
Since 2016, Immi Wallin and her SubZone team have been documenting the shipwreck. This work in Finland is supported by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the Finnish Heritage Agency and the municipality of Medemblik.
In the Netherlands, Peter Swart has been searching for information about the ship’s crew. How are the searches going? On this website you can read the latest news from Finland and the Netherlands.