Anonymous photographer. Souvenir picture of KNIL soldiers (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army), early 20th century. 'Batavia' was the flagship of the Dutch East India Company. It was built in Amsterdam in 1628. Batavia set sail on her maiden voyage for Batavia, the capital of the Dutch East Indies colony. The ship failed to reach its destination when it wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Western Australia, killing approximately 40 of its 341 passengers. A mutiny occurred soon after, leading to a massacre among the survivors.