Gotheborg Cargo

The original ship, the East Indiaman Gotheborg, was returning with full cargo from its third two-year voyage to China in 1745 when it ran into a rock at the entrance to Gotheborg port, and sank slowly in shallow waters. Though the crew was rescued, almost 9 tons of china was lost. A third of the cargo that included tea, silk and spices was, however, salvaged and sold, making the expedition a profitable one anyway. The rest of the consignment was recovered only in the late 1980s.