From Historical Hastings

The “Amsterdam,” was a Dutch ship of some value, which foundered on the shoreline adjacent to Bulverhythe Road on the 26th January, 1749 at approximately 3 p.m. The time is able to be fixed, due to the crew's firing of the ship's guns to signal distress disturbing a service at St Clements Church. The first on the scene at was reportedly Sir Charles Eversfield[1].

In 1827, some local inhabitants succeeded in raising many valuables from her. At low tides her ribs and large masses of timber may be seen.[2]

Wreck of The Amsterdam. Photographer:- [ Ricky Nye



  1. The Wreck Walker's Guide (Kendall McDonald 1982) ISBN: 0906798167
  2. Osborne's Visitor's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 3rd ed. Pg. 67 Google Books