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On the North Sea entrance to the Scheldt estuary, south-west Netherlands.

Once the site of the Royal Arsenal and Royal Military Academy. A major naval station and dockyard from the 16th century to 1869.

Wreck Reef
170 km south-west of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia; now a popular fishing area along with Cato Reef. Where the 'Porpoise' and the 'Cato' were wrecked in 1803 on their way back to England with most of the crew from the 'Investigator'. Flinders managed to save most of his charts, books and logs etc but all the plants were lost. Flinders set sail back to Port Jackson in the ship's cutter (renamed HMS 'Hope') with 13 others to get help. Eight men were lost in the shipwreck. The survivors managed to salvage food and water for three months - long enough for Flinders to rescue them. They had also built a ship's boat out of salvaged timber in case no assistance came. Flinders came back in the 'Cumberland', along with the 'Rolla' and 'Francis'.

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