This site provides information on a number of ships lost by the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, the Dutch East India Company, in the vicinity of Southern Sulawesi and the Flores Sea, ca. 03-08dgr.S / 117-125dgr. E, right in the center of the Indonesian Archipelago.
The list of shipwrecks here discussed does not claim to be complete – I’m convinced that a detailed research in the surviving archives will come up with more vessels, big and small, lost in the area. I based it on an ‘example survey’ I made in 2005/6 for the Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research, Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta. As I happen to have some of the necessary sources at hand, the main focus are vessels lost in the mid-1600s.
You can access information on the vessels here discussed via this list.
For those interested enough, there is a page with links to other websites on VOC wrecks and the archival sources here used.
Horst H. Liebner, Somba Opu, Makassar, November 2015