|THE PARSONS LIST - A to E
Ron Parsons is a maritime historian and author who contributed greatly
to the Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks. The following list of corrections
and additions were kindly provided by Ron on disk. It is the intention
to include these in the update entries above when time permits.
A.H.Badger, typo 3rd line æheÆ shd
First they had to me vessel.
ARAB stm launch typo Rivberà
Arabian 278t W ship, b.1830 Montreal, acquired 1850 by Robert Towns,
reg. closed sunk in Balmain *Waterview Bay; to form a wharf.
ARABIAN, reg as cutter, but also noted as Dandy rig, 24 ton,b.1857
at Vasse, WA, reg/2/1857 Fremantle, Press Sept. 1862 said owner
of æarabianÆ commonly known as æWhy NotÆ to sell
it. Which is last recorded official comment, but reg closed 1902 with comment
no trans since 1860.
ARAKOON ps, æconverted to 2 m schooner 1880Æ
ALWAYS registered as steamer rigged as schooner as was normal in those
days, but considered a full powered steamer.
ARAKOON s ss, Oct. 1855 sold and renamed GLEBE BREEZE 1957 renamed
San Ricardo, in 1962 reported broken up a Hong Kong
ARAMAC AUSN built for Melbourne-North Qld service, scuttled off Sydney
1929/30 see æAust.Coasal Pass ShipsÆ
ARAWA 11 TONS, LOST IN New Zealand, as per my publication, not Western
ARAWATA OF 1875 SPELT WRONGLY û ONLY ONE r THIS UNIT, Built 1875
Wingate & Co, laid up in Auckland 1890 and then hulked see Aust.Coastal
Arcadia, 2ND OF THAT NAME FOR p&o WAS BUILT IN 1954 û NOT
1943 Unable to identify your 1943 entry.
Archer iss built 1882, purchased on the stocks for Qld Stm Shipping
Co, reg.London and used in Qld waters to fight ASN. Which went to form
AUSN in 1887. sold 1893 to HendersonÆs Circular Saw Line and Dec.1901
to N& H R S S CO for sydney-Newcastle svc thence hulked etc ., never
owned by Howard Smith û see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships
ARCHER lost 1853, ownership place of build from Lloyds reg.
ARGENTI W sch, 102t, ON40930 68.0 long, Built 1847,Stockton, England
arrived Pt.Phillp August 6 1853 and sold to J,U. Russell, who sold in 1856
to æHer MajestyÆs Colonial GovernmentÆ Register closed
1876 with general clean up Melbourne custom office,with the remarks æHulkedÆ
ARGO 137 TONS, TYPOS .. SLIP AWAY WITH BRIBED MISHIT
ARGO 33 tons, Built FREMANTLE 1867 vide customs folio 2/1887 68
Argus Press boat, the Invincible was wooden ship that name 1509t, arriving
Dec. 18 from Liverpool, and it was not involved with PLUTO, that small
steamer arriving Port Phillip in 1854, NOT 1855 and the barque Invincible
296t was enroute back to Auckland. In 1854 Where it was owned having been
recently purchased from Melbourne owners atg the time the alleged collision
ARGYLE iss ON68632 was built for work between North West
Tasmania and Melbourne, and sold to Nipper & See in 1880 for work along
west Victorian coast and trans to NSW North coast 1881 Originally
reg 191g but by 1874 with new deck house now 218 gross
Wss Argyle history confused with the vessel above. This one in
New Zealand until 1897- 1898 sold to Port Adelaide and worked on the Western
district runs from Pt.Adelaide toward Ceduna etc If in Gippsland trade,
was on charter from NZ owners.
ARIEL listed as pearling vessel lost 1868, identical details for lower
entry no place of loss named
ARIEL LOST 1883, TWO TYPOS WHEREIN 83 IT PRINTED 63
ARIEL W ss 7 tons, ON88929, 42,0 x 9.8 x 4.5, B.1885 S.Eriksen,
Bairnsdale, high pressure steam engine 8nhp, McCAll,Anderson & CO,
Melbourne, Lakes Carrying Co.Ltd first reg owners. Later J.C.Dahlsen, register
closed 1917 when Customs advised by last owner æ vessel long
ARIEL blackbird sch; next entry and subsequent two
entries the same ship
ARK my measurements after vessel lengthened 1874
ARTHUR. Typo Benjamin
ASHBURTON, 1897 = W 2m f&a sch, 24t, b 1883 fremantle
ASHUN. Typo, for ANSHUN which is included in correct place in
encyl more poor editorial work
ASIA bq 525 tons typo twent? Full detail see æMigrant Ships
for SouthAustralia, Parsons, convict transport from 1827 thence migrant
ship for some years.
ASIA 1st pg.68, same ship as Asia above typo built 1918????
ASIE typo rouen
Asterian, typo built
Astrea entered twice, once after each other.
ATALANTA. words omitted æ æwrecked Entrance
Islands, Hobart æÆ the loss took place Macquarie
Harbour on the West coast
Atalina, typo rescue
ATHLETIC. Iss 43t. Built for use as river steamer northern
rivers NSW sold to Macmeiken May 1875. After loss Capt.Miles told Hobart
paper it had been on second trip of service between Launceston and Hobart
Entry immediately after, completely confused and unbelievable - claims
made by some hopeless unreliable party
Athol Steam Launch, my loss date from official marine board enquiry
ATLANNTIC schooner 2nd pg.71, already described reported etc.
two entries before
AUCHMOU TAIN, Tail oæBank, is NOT a wharf but an anchorage
outside the mouth of the river Clyde where vessels usually anchored while
awaiting a fair wind, or they dismiss the tug bringing them out of the
AUCKLAND. No mentionof Pawlet on London register Argus in 1863 picked
up report of its launch as PAULET and said it was unsuitable, but it was
renamed before registration First owners were Intercolonial RoyaL Mail
Company, operating between Australia and New Zealand, owners in 1866
became Panama,N Z & Aust R.M cmpany. Sold in 1869 to Australasian S.N.Co.
tonnage when built 698/533 altered in 1871 when refitted, engine
compounded. and accommodation increased. First compound engine made in
Aust in 1871. see Aust. Coastal Pass Ships
Augustus 1814, first reg Australia in 1844, remained whaling etc, till
hulked 1850s, reg closed with Melbourne Harbour trust advising broken up
on Coode Is, Jan. 1920
AU REVOIR, confirming built in Scotland.
AURIGA 539G, 518 N, AS COMMRCIAL VESSEL, HULKED REDUCED TO
HULKED BY Howard Smith to use as coal hulk in Pt.Adelaide.
AURORA 2nd & 3rd listing identical ships
Aurora 3rd 16th loaded with steel? Not manufactured then, loaded
Aurora 505, Stettin not in POLAND when this vessel built, but
was an independent part of the world and one of the Hanseatic states and
vessel was not attempting to enter the harbour, but enter Moreton Bay where
migrants for Brisbane could be discharged into small craft for the town
up the river Brisbane did not have a harbour.
Aurora Antarctic visitor listed twice
AUSTRALIA 1016 tons tytpo September
Australia ON89928, tonnage I quoted is after alterations in 1893
AUSTRALIA HMAS iron? You must be joking.
AUSTRALIA PACKET was registered as AUSTRALASIAN PACKET.
AUSTRALIAN BQ 306 TONS. ENTRY COMPLETELY WRONG. The vessel involved
was the paddle steam ferry AUSTRALIA and on her voyage from Circular quay
to MilsonÆs point which struck a rock and settled Oct. 4, and refloating
commenced Oct. 8. the vessel you list was said to have been
at sea whaling since mid 1843 at the beginning of 1845
AUSTRALIAN I ss 363 t, was conveying wheat from one part of south
australia to another û it was only employed in South Australian coastal
trades, and just happened to be registered in Melbourne at the time
Australian ss escorted Helen Nicoll was the ship that was finally wrecked
Wardang Is, as above.
Australian, Wrecked North territory, typo peninsula
AUSTRALIND, iss 1018t BUILT FOR Fremantle-Singapore trade,
AVALANCHE American ship set out for æSandy Hook Nova ScotiaÆ
Sandy Hook is the usual landfall for NEW YORK
AVENGER. HMS not a single screw steamer, I said screw steamer as
Detail available but USS Co said they had ordered a twin screw turbine
AVOCA, 279 of Sydney was a sailing vessel her entire life and hardly
involved with P&O in any way. The P&O steamer involved being
I ss 1480 tons, B.1866 Wm.Denny & Bros, Dumbarton and in her old age
placed on the Melbourne-sydney feeder service, as the mail contract terminated
in Melbourne, sold to Zanibar in 1882, and is in fact your next entry.
Just how ANYONE would imagine P&O or any serious consignor would ship
bullion Sydney to Melb in 1877 by sail is beyond belief. Just another
unchecked fairytale by someone unable or unwilling to check into anything
AVON mentioned twice probably wood vessel built 1826 Whitby,
UK. nd in Australia at least from 1835 and under Joseph Underwood
was reported at the whale fishiery in 1839
AVON ex paddler, wrecked 1891, salvaged and refitted as lighter
by Foster & Minty Sydney and sold to Adelaide SS who reg. Sydney 22/1896
and sell to Cleghorn Hopkins,and reg trans to Brisbane now measuring 109
tons and reg closed 1956 æabandonded datte unknownÆ and probably
your unit abandoned in 1914.
AVON DHU, bq, 390 tons arrival Melbourne August 5, 1857 from Leith,
DILGENCE w sch 26 tons, working on the bay later but arrived from
Circular Head August 8 so the accident reported - if it happened - took
place in August sometime
AYYFIELD was built and named CORRIMAL.a place in the Illawarra
district, fo G.S.Yuill and until sold to others in 1926 was constantly
in the Illawarra coal trade. Sold to Patricks in 1927 became general
cargo carrier on the east coast of Australia, and only became a 60-miler
when renamed ayrfield
AYSHIRE tss Scottish Shire Line first appeared in 1884.
AYSHIRE LASS 15 tons, no date or place of building in register, but
first registered in 1866,
BALCLUTHA NOT TRUE SISTER TO ALDINGA, AND LATER OWNED B
Australasian S.N C, Not Australian, Intended to replace Admella when ordered,,
and competed with ASN until they purchased to avoid competition.
BALD ROCK, built as Balmain ferry with Bald Rock an important stop.
When chartered for service to Eastern suburbs renamed VAUCLUSE 1907
Port Phillip 1911 Sold to Victorian Ports & Harb. Dept for use as tug,
sold 1922 and converted into a lighter by Victorian Lighterage Co
- Garnsworthy only owner 1907 û 1911
BALDINA OWNED BY Adelaide SS Co who chartered it to overseas people
and it was returned to ASS in 1934 who without work sold to Japan
BALGOWLAH SEE Prescott
BALLARAT sunk Ipswich was the vessel immediately listed above
And it as sold to NZ in 1864, not 1862 leaving Newcastle Feb 27
BALLARAT P&O lost 1911, two entries same ship almost same
Ballengara why?? because sold and renamed in 1925???
BALLINA dredge, scuttled not lost scuttle notice from MSB
in our files
BALMAIN collision with May queen, not mary, ss Balmain
Howard Smith iss B.1882
BALMORAL built Peterhead, to USA why?? no aust.ref
BANCOORA built 1880 arrived in Melbourne in1876?? Difficult
BANDICOOT b.1838 and owned in Tasmania until sold to Pt.Adelaide
BANKFIELDS, PRESS 1956, SUNK BY Raaf IN TARGET PRACTICE
Banks Peninsula, RENAMED Waitangi in 1896
BANNOCKBURN the rigs I quote are from official records, rest
of presentation from press or others who have not checked, The profusion
of vessels this name was because they were chosen by former Scot residents
to celebrate famous battle nd probably to also make some form of political
statement or their allegiance to the lost cause.
Banshee lost 1853, see typo
Banshee Burns Philp shipping? Burns,Philp ltd, shipowners and
general merchants etc.etc. Dugong in rescue, not built until
BANTA ?? SEEMS LIKE A MISSHIT AND RETRY WITH CORRECT NAME NEXT ENTRY\
BANTAM when scuttled the gas was poison mustard gas
BAR EA MUL. Scuttled dec.19
BARALABA as KIRIROM sold for breaking up in 1972
Baratta û actually BARRATTA Iss 113/68, 107.0 x 20.2
x 6.6, B. 1884 J.Smellie & CO, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, first reg.
1892, by Burns,Philp & Co. Ltd, reg. Sydney and employed as powered
lighter in Townsville. Comp.engne 30hp., Stranded Ross Creek,
Townsville March 10, 1903 as per Marine Board report.
Raised, and ultimately sold to Singapore in 1918
BARBARA & Jane. Sunk in Ross Creek when owned by Burns,Philp
and registered at Maryborough
BARCOO, sunk when used as target by RAN vessels off Sydney
BAROSSA . renamed CRONULLA 1964 and broken up Hong kong 1969
BARRABOOL, iron ss, built Palmers S.B. & E. Co, Jarrow.
BARRATTA see Baratta above
BARUNGA never known as æBarunga of TrinderÆ but well
known as Barunga, , managed by Trinders.
BARUNGA, s SS 4342g,2598, B.1918 see æThe Adelaide LineÆ
BARWON, I SS B.1863 for LITTLE & co., Scottish
business with an interest in Australian shipping who were owners
when it was stranded in 1866. and when salvaged, acquired by S.G.Henty
for the western districts trade until sold to Bulli Coal March 1868,
after refitted 1868 tonnages now 419/366 tns additional see Aust.Coastal
BARWON Loney probably grabbed 2969t b.1901 which
was sold to Greeks in 1930 and was wrecked the following year that had
few tonnage changes.
BAT 194 tons, was iron hulled
BATHURST Syd Gaz Feb.10.1821 Colonial Govt has purchased
the HALDANE, and it is to be renamed for Earl Bathurst.
BAYONET, HMAS patrol boat, mv, built 1968 Walkers Maryborough 146 tons
displ. 107Æ oa
HMS BEAGLE, MAJOR TYPO making it work IN1942. HMS Beagle,
sch 83 tons built 1873 John Cuthbert Sydney for RN to employ patrol
duties re blackbirders. Sold out of the svc in 1883
BEAGLE, supposed lost Hervey Bay, was only stranded and was BEAGLE
wss 229t, B. 1877 Richmond river, NSW, and owned at this time by
Brydon,Jones & C, reg. Brisbane
Beagle said to rescue Mary in 1946????
BEATRICE, sch, lst line, entry dated 1921, saying the vessel was lost
Beautiful star, 1st line Broomfield & Whittaker, and Terry
Callen not correct, CORIO was a steam collier sometime before these two
BEAUTRICE, LOSt 1921, WAS Beatrice as above
BEAVER tug, built for Webster Bris, Brisbane tug co formed
BEE 7 tons, reg. 77/1843, made into a lighter in 1858 and
register closed. The added lost in1872 actually refers to another vessel
BEE arrived Geelong April 17 1857 from Liverpool with 465 migrants
BEE iron steam barge abandoned Pt.Douglas second entry no more info
BEESWING, sss 1119g. B.1883 Grangemouth, Jan. 1886 Owners: Melbourne
Coal,Shipping & Enginering Co,reg. Melbourne 1903- name now Melbourne
SS.Co., renamed March 1897 Brisbane
BEGA built to order of Illawarra S.N.co., who changed name in
1904 to Illawarra & SOuth Coast. S.N.Co.
BELINDA, registered as Berlinda NOT A TOTAL LOSS IN 1884 SALVAGED
Bell flower, on voyage to Sydney for registration,stranded in heavy
gale July 8, 1904, refloated August 23. see loss when owned in N Z
Bellarine, COMPOSITE HULL,
BELLBIRD small wooden steamer, entered a few entries
lower more correctly.
BELLE five entries all for the same vessel, but not mentioned as such
BELLE OF THE WEST, W ss 14g, built 1872 White Williamstown, last reg.
owners, Melbourne SS Co, reg. closed 1913. broken p.
BELLINGER. 225 tons,listed above this entry no proper identification
BELLS, see my publication
BELMORE TUG, LOST 1908 two entries same vessel, one after the
BELMORE W tss two identical entries one after the other.
Beginning to frequently happen
BELTANA, æcompletely destroyed Lyttelton 1889Æ yet then
reported lost 1899??????????
BEN BOLT, wps Sydney 1854 for more see Australian
Coastal Pass Ships\
BEN NEVIS. Never owned by White Star Line but sometimes sailed on that
berth. Ben Nevis. Ship 1347/1420 arrived Melbourne first Jan. 3,1853 û
Bencleugh. Enrolled at customs Bencleuch
BENDIGO, b.1853. sold to Victorian govt. Dec. reg. closed 1899
æbroken up ,in 1878 sold as a lighter to James Deanne
BENGAL my tonnage, the 9 typo for g.
Bengal bq 428 already reported above and not en route UK but on the
way to Sydney for repairs
Bengal bq struck reef NT same vessel wrecked Barrier
reef 1886 and at the tme owned in Port Adelaide
BENGAL, WAS NOT AUST. But Indian, and therefore H M I S and only
connection with aust it was built there.
BENOWA converted from paddle and renamed Benowa in 1885.as screw
steamer built as ps Ipswich for Australasian S.N.Co., (AUSN did not form
BEREAN C bq 542/526 B.1869 Sunderland Owner T.B.Walker, reg.London,
BERING Liberty ship built 1920?? Impossible û Liberty ships
only built during WW2
BERLINDA, RE.-REG Sydney folio 131/1884 Oct.1891, fitted with screw
and steam eng reg Newcastle, which is also the next entry
BERMAGUI, first two pg.99 same ship
BERRMA was never AMC war list by British govt. confirms
attacked Feb. 17
BETHA 1st pg.100 same vessel prev. page 32 tons, confusion
officially over ON numbers and actually the number was 61038, but
sometimes the 8 was shown as 6
BERTHA DOLBEER. Lost with all hands, but there were 4 survivors?????
BERTAM RIGBY former name AEOLUS (delete I)
Bertreaux, entered previously under correct name of
BESSY follo 76 confirmed.tis correction
BIDDIE lost WA discussion of which beach pointless, the Fremantle Customs
unlikely to be confused..
BIDELIA, Sss 1354g. stranded 1942, not 1944 owner John Burke
BINBURR was named BINBURRA and operated by ANL when in
BIRCH GROVE, bq 543 built 1856 Sunderland, reg.Melbourne 1871,
hulked 1888 now measures 243
BIRKENHEAD, ferry , struck wharf circular quay, and foundered off Dawes
Point û confused report, as so frequently herein
BIRKSGATE, incident 1985, or should that be 1895?????????
Bittern ctr. 41 tons, typo, 1968 in lieu 1868
BLACKBIRD. Full details of owners and trade see Aust.Coastal
Pass Ships, place of stranding as per contemp press
BLACKKBURN, typo owners name
BLACK DOG 1st reg Sydney 1850 Rbt Towns when re-reg Sydney 1871
BLACK EAGLE. Acq Jas.Deane 1876 previously owned by other tug props
BLACK HAWK, 2nd entry detail incorrect
3rd Black Hawk obviously error for the 2884 vessel
all Black Hawk entries same vessel. Stationed in NT from 1871
Black Swan cutter wreck Murray river mouth, suggest West Aust should
BLACK SWAN. ISS, sold to Australasian SN not Australian û a very
BLACK SWAN, I SS see Aust Coast Pas ships, tonnage = orig. 257/146:
1864 û 283g, 1867 û 276/214, 1874 309g. 1st reg
Launceston, Melb. 1867
Black Swan, built for Sydney-Manly trade no - see ps above
BLACKWALL t/s sch 55 tons 1878 û was the former screw steamer
earlier reported. When salvaged engine removed
BLACKWELL, was actually BLACKWALL, which was sold to New Zealand in
1883 and became coal lighter in NZ. see Melb. folio 22/1883
& Lyt.1/1883, at time of Waratah Bay probably owned by
C.West, reg London 268/1866
BLOOMER, ship 950t Melb. July 15, 1853 285 migrants
from Lpl March 19
Blue bell, 1st pg.109 also listed 3 down, identical ship facts
BLUE BELL, 66 tons top of page, by 1870s was sometimes called Blue
BOADICEA, vessel this name arrived Melbourne May 26, 1851 -
w bq 346 tons, from Glasgow, Capt. A.Mackay. Left July.
BOBBY BURNS, was built Brisbane, why is it listed???
BOBYCITO not built Sydney but Egmont Bay, Prince Edward Island. first
in Australia at Brisbane 1873 original name BISMARK. in 1873 purchased
by Jas.Mills of Dunedin, at Bribane, trans to Dunedin, employed as collier,
until sold in 1880 to H Perdriau and reg.Sydney as hulk in 1881
BOGONG 3/79 confirmed
Boindee. Error reg as BOINDIE, came to Australia in 1853. arrivind
Geelong Sept. 1854 name in press mutilated, sold and reg Geelong
as shown, folio 10/1855
BOKO was registered at Liverpool for the voyage out to Brisbane Brisbane
Courier Oct. 8, 1877 said it arrived the day before with cargo of 100 tons
of pig iron rgiged as a schooner, for Bright Bros., Aug, 1903 to Brisbane
Tug company in 1881 press said is usually tug tender but now being used
to take cargo and mail to Rockhampton for the homeward mail steamer.
held a river certificate to carry 471 passengers soon after completion.
BOLWARRA, built as a droger for the Hunter & tributaries, upon
completion towed to Newcastle by ps Coonanbarra, and described in the press
as stern wheeler to work on the Paterson and Williams rivers. Register
closed in 1930 with æ broken up some years ago, date unknownÆ
said to have been designed by Mr.MÆArther, the ASN superintendent
BOMBALA, Steel ss, triple expansion 4 cylinder steam eng. 746 nhp.
Built for Howard Smith who formed Australian Steamships p/l in 1913, sold
1929 to Greek owners and the managers trans reg to London until 1935.
BONALBO - last name IMPALA (from 1962). Sunk dec 19 1965 off s Vietnam
21 lives lost.
BONPARTE, reg as Buonaparte
BONITO, wss built for ASN, sold by AUSN april
BONITO reg not trans to Brisbane, but Sydney file closed
1931 æ supposed broken up years agoÆ, - with the butchery company
in liquidation in 1897, hull probably sold for dismantling
BONNIE DOON, Banks Group, probably that group north of
BONNIE DUNDEE lost June 20 1897 from Marine enquiry report
BONTHORPE, not reg. Fremantle, but remained Fleetwood 5/1926.
Sold W.A. Trawling Co Perth, c.1930/1 reg. Fremantle 3/1949,
by pearler, sold Apl.1951 Cairns, and described as tug, 94 tons.
BOOMERANG, ex pilot sch, two entries same vessel. Was NOT BUILT
by Girvan, but at Girvan, a town in county Ayr,Scotland (just how mad can
people get???) Ayr Qld, some distance from Burdekin river which could present
some problem in launching a large ship. Never a pilot vessel except Melbounre,
the two entries hopelessly confused.
BOOMERANG Iss built 1854 Wingate, Whiteinch,Glasgow.
Owned by ASN yes but why be told twice? See Aust.Coastal Pass Ships
Boomerang Pearling lugger?
BOONAH, ex German, having avoided sinking by torps first
ww, was torpedoed having been sold back go Germany in 1925, by UK Sub off
Norway May 1, 1940
BOORARA. Why break up into two entries
BORDER MAIL, ACTUALLY Border MAID registered Border Maidn
BOREALIS. TWO ENTRIES SAME SHIP
Bortonius, only stranded refloated and renamed Lawrence Sept. 1885,
Iss 399g, B. 1884 Sunderland. Lawrence lost in New Zealand 1891
BOSCARNE, TWO ENTRIES FOR NO APPARENT REASON.
BOURNEUF. 1129 old meas. 1415 new meas tons arrived Geelong
Sept 2 1852 with 537 migrants why two entries????
BOVERIC stmr you say built 1906 and left Sydney 1902?? You have
some very peculiar ships which frequently have something happen before
built. Boveric, 3987g, S ss ON108706, Built 1898, Rusell &
Co, Pt.Glasgow.,chartered and then purchased by Howard Smith Feb.
1899 reg. Melb., renamed CYCLE 1906 Sold Swedish 1919. another very
BOYD, long boat lost in 1812, sydney Gazette 1812 reporting its
loss calls it Boyd. Your main contrib..Madden, has missed earlier
reports with greater detail
Brabloch, typo clipper, no date for anything.
BRAESIDE, very confused report and misleading.
BREADALBANE ips 161/102, arrived Melbourne Apl.7 1854,
having left Gls May 14, 1853, never officially recorded as being lengthened
BRIDE W 3m q, built T.W.Ellis, reg.Sydney 1880
Brier Holme, my typo 9 should be g û my printer apparently
BRIGAND, æout of SydneyÆ none listed in arrivals dept.
MANLY FERRY BRIGHTON, iron & steelö? not reg. so. And another
famous reversal, you say arrived sydney in 1885, worked on the harour
BRISBANE ps lost on delivery voyage Australasian SN
another wrong name for this famous shipowner.
BritainÆs Pride, two identical entries
BRITON lighter owned Howard Smith, filled and sunk
1890, raised ad used as landing stage for ss Edina passengers at Pont Henry
BRITONÆs PRIDE,should be BRITAINÆS PRIDE
BritonÆs Queen, all that chatter about whaler Marion etc, concerns
story previously told see Bona vista entry
Bronslow hulk 17 tons, wrong see later and earlier
BRONZEWING, 26 tons lost 1872,- no 1861 see elsewhere - Such as 2 entries
BRONZEWING 94 tons, actually next enry which had a composite hull,
and the 1944 date wrong
BROTHERS. Towns û Shineberg, not correct û never found
her good on boats. Names plenty but usually the wrong one û never
seemed to check for actual vessel û the name will do! The vessel
Brothers arriving Sydney was convict transport in Feb.1827 Capt Morlay
(Morley) see later for arrival Hobart. When Towns arrived in sydney in
1827 it was in the brig BONA VISTA. His Brothers was only built in 1831,
and first arrived sydney the next year.
BROTHERS ps built sydney by Chowne 1847 for Gerrard Brothers,
later 23 gross tons, and described as double ended and it would seem a
flat bottomed double ended vessel would not be much use at sea. Reg closed
1891. æbroken up date unknown, Port Stephens
BROUSLOW, NAME WRONG SEE Bronlas
BUCEPHALES -- as so often in this work, too much æSö
no ess in the French name of this vessel
BUCEPHALUS I ss B.1884 for Archibald Currie, and sold foreign in 1901,
BUDGAREE built at Longnose Point not as printed
HMS BUFFALO. Book written by Robert, not Ron Sexton.
BULIBA Newcastle Pilot steamer, no no no, BIRRUBI
Bulimba, BUILT FOR Qld Royal Mall Line conducted by British India associates,
when transferred to AUSN became quite popular in the Melbourne-Fremantle
trade until sold - see Australian Coastal Passenger Ships
BULLARRA, Adelaide Company used this vessel in almost every route they
serviced from West Australia to Queensland. See The Adelaide Line, or Aust.Coastal
BUNGAREE I ps tug, built for Australasian S.N.co, 0 AUSN not formed
till 1887 and the BHP steelworks no longer exists.
BUNGAREE Adelaide company not engaged in the iron ore trade
which BHP retained exclusively for their own fleet. Whyalla a typo
BUNINYONG. Built for Howard Smith, who formed Australian Steamships
BUNYIP lost 1889 same vessel as second entry
BUNYIP. Iron hulled Dredger b.1879 Renfrew for Melbourne Harbour Trust
, converted into barge, and owned by Victorian Lighterage, broke adrift
from Princes Pier,Melbourne Nov. 1954, and broke her back when struck sea
wall, remains scuttled April 13, 1955. First dredger entry
identical with second, and third described as wooden hull, was in fact,
the dredger hull
BUON0 VISTA, actually reported Bona Vista, q.v, and
there is no call for speculation about the existence of the vessel û
it did not exist.
BURANDA, became NALPA, of Adelaide company not as printed Naipa
BURKE, scuttled Sept 23, vide register
BURRA BURRA 122 tons, built 1852, non event and did not exist
a vessel of that name was built in 1854 and arrived for the Melbourne-Pt.Adelaide
run in 1855, but being far to slow was sold to Batavia late 1859
and Pt.Adelaide reg closed 1860
Burra Burra wood schooner - two entries for this
BURRABRA. Was former Manly ferry named Burra-bra, acquired by
RAN in 1943 458g, B 1908 MortÆs Dock.
BURROWA fatuous observation end this entry/
BURWAH S s First ship built for Howard Smith????? See Aust
Coastal Pass Ships. Rescued passengers from wreck of Cahors in 1885
û claimed to be very fast.
BUSTER tug, should be BUSTLER Next entry
Bustler entry entirely wrong.TUG Bustler built by Cockatoo Dock 1917
and measured 74 tons, which was withdrawn from service in 1962, and
remains welded to the old dredger Hercules and scuttled off sydney July
18, 1972. and had nothing to do with HEROIC which was, indeed built South
Stockton and originally named EPIC. SECOND ENTRY FOR BUSTLER JUST
AS WRONG AS ORIGINAL
Buttermere , BUILT WHEN?
[as mentioned no notice taken of frequent typos, lack of capital letters,
or other poor typesetting errors unless make for more confusion than already
CACIQUE arrived Sydney from Calcutta, Oct. 4, 1840 and left for Calcutta
Dec.9. B.1831 Isle of Man, owned in Sydney,reg. folio 83/1840, trans
to Singapore 1847 returns to Hobart 1849 and by 1856, probably hulked at
Melbourne rwg. Closed 1896 æBroken upÆ
CAGOU previously HARRATON,, not as printed
CAHORS my ON confirmed, by sydney customs
CAIRNHILL, Was not torpedoed but sunk by bombsand the mastger taken
prisoner160 miles n.w. of Fastnet
CAIRO Wood SS not ketch, which was salvaged and renamed
CALEDONIA seized in 1825 unlikely to be the vessel allegedly
lost in 1848, 1848 because ==
Caledonia, sloop, built in 1825, Hobart, was returned to original owners
March 1826 not 1836, (as evidenced by contemp. Press retports) having been
captured by Duke of York and was last at Dalrymple (Georgetown) when it
left for the Ladrones to collect beche de mer, no further record and in
no way could it be connected with the unsupported report of 1848.
Dr.Thompson arrived Williamstown Feb 24 1836 in the Brig Caledonia 189
tons, from Launceston registered at the time in Calcutta but trading in
Aust from 1834 and sold to Sydney owners in 1839 -- Yet another mishmash
of unrelated information gathered by people ready to grab at anything to
meet their lack of detailed research. The Thompson vessel being the next
entry on page 138 - The Sydney reg of this vessel closed Nov.
1841, upon trans of reg to London. After calling Pt.Adelaide Mar 16, 1840
dept for sydney and Melb. April 6 arriving sydney april 30 . Left March
13,1841 for London returning from London Jan. 4, 1843, with cargo and passengers,
and left for London May 12, Another case of confused
use of secondary unreliable research reporting. And according to Nicholson,
in Jan. 1839 took 18 prisoners to Albany, having visited that port on her
way from India to Sydney August 20, 1838. All detail readily available
to any careful researcher/historian.
CALEDONIAN 58 tons blackbirder, registered as CALEDONIA, AND SOLD TO
JAMES Proctor, an American and Auckland reg closed March 1883, vessel f&a
sch built 1878 Auckland.
CALYPSO. NZ û Ldn. In Australian shipwreck records????????????
CAMBRIDGE, My quote from log of Pinguin, copy in our files
CAMEL w lighter, first reg. 1897 in Melbourne by McIlwraith,McEacharn,
who transfer reg to Fremantle 1908 and alter her for use as water lighter,sold
to Armstrong & Waters, Albany, and in Feb. 1915 sold to James Ball,
lighterman North Fremantle, register closed in 1971 when Ball
& Son P/L advise the remains scuttled in shipÆs graveyard some
CANOWIE if lost in 1915 made some remarkably fast trips for a sailing
ship, Newcastle NSW, to South America, UK and back to South America in
under six months, phew!!!
CANTON US whaler, lost 1854, two entries identical
CAPE LEEUWIN ????????? Pilbarra LAUNCED AS Cape Otway
and renamed before commissioning see also few entries lower for Cape
Otway and Aust.Coastal Pass ships ot æBurketown round o DerbyÆ
CAPERA, was actually named CAPRERA
Captin HMS WHY INCLUDED, NOTHING TO DO WITH AUST.
but get details right anyway, built by Laird in 1869 as a turret ship and
was not an aux,screw steamer but full powered reportedly capsized
in a storm, and had different guns installed,and the vessel was not built
by the admiralty but for Coles trying to impress the RN.
CAPTAIN COOK 120 tons, Pixley, no trace, and apparently in error for
CAPTAIN COOK ON55967 tonnage is Seven, not
71, according to Customs
The second sydney pilot steamer Captain Cook, handed over to
the 3rd in 1939 and the second was renamed CAPTAIN PHILLIP AND WAS SCUTTLED
OUTSIDE SYDNEY Heads Oct. 3, 1947
The Capt.Cook, which sank in 1903 was the first pilot vessel of that
name which was salvaged and repaired Was in use dumping night
sewerage(night soil) at sea and filled and sank feb. 3, 1903 and was sold
to Brisbane about 1897 and reg. trans in 1907
Captain Phillip see above re 2nd Capt.Cook
CARDINIA, Govt steamer Ranandi ? surely the Fijian govt stmer
CARDROSS Loney had mistakenly taken an earlier Cardross which
had been sold in 1935 and became Bidelia. Of 1896 tons
CARIBOU, Albion Liner to New Zealand, lost 1869 why???
CARIN, damaged by fire in Hobart in 1908, And
see next entry, again two of the same
CARL. The Sandwich Islands, associated with blackbirding were another
name for the islands near New Hebrides,
CARELTON lost Browse island was built at Beaver river, Nova Scotia,
not New England USA
CARMEN reg 1911 109.5 x 25.5 x 14.0 first in Melbourne as French flag
CARNARVON CASTLE first entry all wrong, see second entry which
CARNATIC, a sailing ship touched ground in 1980 ??? typo??
CARNATION, TYPO Port Macquarie
CAROLINE, top of page 150 on lengthy discourse in the 1830s
a typo gives us1 1939
CAROLINE . 127, collier, details of loss from contemporary press.
CAROLINE 29 Tons, comment about Macdonald River being Brisbane Water
completely wrong, it flows into Broken Bay, Brisbane Water being an arm
of Broken Bay into which the Macdonald river DOES NOT FLOW.
CAROLINE 59 of 1863 Sydney û that folio is for vessel named CUMBRIA
Caroline WRECKED FORTH RIVER, SEE BEFORE, THIS WAS SALVAGED AND
Caroline WILD DEER TO NZ NO CONNECTION AUST.
Carrie 6 TONS, ON PG 151 YOU COMMENT I MADE A MISTAKE ABOUT
LOSS, THEN YOU GIVE ALMOST SAME INFO NEXT PAGE?????????
COSSIPORE NOT Cassipore, SHIP 834 TON, Capt.A.B.Dundas
left Geelong Dec 1 1852 for Calcutta and grounded Prince George Shoal
Dec. 1852, not 1850, and refloated
CASTLE ROCK two entries same ship same incident, why?
CASTLEBANK, from NSW Parliamentary report
CASURINA, Qld Govt. b.1896 reg. closed 1954 æbroken upÆ
CATADALE, in collision 1937 was CARADALE
Catherine CTR BUILT 1835, WHCH YOU WRECK IN 1936 ??? TYPO and correct
with the next entry, why two?
CATHERINE 188 tons, typo, was built PICTOU, not picton.
CATHERINE BQ 414 tons, lost 1871 involved in collision in 1877
Next entry, built Newcastle, MAINE, USA, OMITTED. And original name
was æTwo BrothersÆ my place of build from register.
Catherine Jamieson, reg. Kirkcaldy not as shown .
CATHKIT when built by Geo.Niccol, in Auckland 1912 was named
ARRAH NA POGUE which was changed in 1916 to Cathkit, for which you
have two entries??? In 1975 it was offered for sale as æit has ceased
to carry limestoneÆ and is surplus to the ownerÆs requirements.
CATO 94 tons, actually named Cairo which you list on pg. 136
as a ketch.
CAVAN originally ps on the UK-Dublin route, built 1876 Laird,Birkenhead
(not Scotland), engine removed and made 4 mast barkentine, acquired in
1904 by Newcastle NSW owners. 731 g. 657 n tons Scuttled Dec. 2,
1932 ENE south Head signal station,
CAWARRA. As so frequently the case, name of owners is wrong
CECILIA SCH 44 T CAPT.Powell listed as arriving from Port ALBERT Nov.
27, 1850 no mention of accident and she sailed Dec 4 again for Pt.Albert.
Capt.Hy Noon was in TYNE sch 94 tons from Wbol Oct 8/10, Portland
9/1.Port Fairyi etc. no mention of Cecilia
CECIL RHODES, S tss b.1894 London, ON 90134, Last owners
Maritime Svcs Bd, sydney, scuttled Sept. 17, 1951, first in Aust.
1909 Townsville Harbour board
CEDUNA, owned Adelaide S.S.co.
CELTIC GEM, what connection with Aust?????????
CEMENTCO, RENAMED 1949 EX Crusdaer, owners Qld Cement
built 1945 Melbourne Harbour trust, Williamstown 197.0 x 50.0 x 15.0,
CENTAUR, the full and proper name of the owner was Liver
ship Co, (Many things, places, buildings etc in Liverpool called
æLIVERÆ without the pool
CENTENNIAL WSS lost 1906, why two entries??
CENTIPEDE, B. 1913, as tug, scuttled Curtin Reef, Moreton bay Feb.2,
CENTURIAN lost 11871? Was built in New Hampshire, USA,
Centurion 13 t B.Fremantle 1913, burnt to avoid capture at Broome by
No trace anything built Geelong 1907,
CERATODUS LoneyÆs dredge was built for Bundaberg Harbour
Trust reg. closed 1936 ænow a gravel barge,Fraser Island which
was amended to read abandoned on Fraser Island.
CERES, ps, nothing left because the timbers from her hull were salvaged
and used to build another vessel ROVERS BRIDE, see my entry for detail
Never registered with customs.
CERES I ss 86 tons sold by South Australian
owners 1907 and went to Hobart June 1909 and acquired by Geelong Harbour
trust May 1910 and register closed 1933Æ Broken upÆ
CERES scuttled off Sydney Nov. 3, 1949 was former NSW govt
stm tug of unknown dimensions, that had been in use as a lighter for some
years in sydney
Loney confusing the two
CHALLENGE, wps tug, Built London 1856 80t arrived Pt.Phillip from London
Nov. 1865. sunk Sydney near Bradleys Head April 30 1876 collision with
ss New England, raised May 19, In January 1875 was working for a
spell in Brisbane, tonnage 1874 - 77/23
Next entry as screw steamer û which it wasnÆt
CHALLENGER b.1863 orig. 299 tons, when reg.Melb. May 1865
by C.E.Bright. official owners when foundered in 1870, raised, rebuilt
re-reg april 1871 as 256 ton owners Tope & Holten. Orig. bgn,
when re reg described as brig
CHAMPION, Capt.Helpman was W.A.Govt sch.115t,B.1830 New Shoreham, Sussex,
75Æ long, purchased by W A govt Nov.1836, for ú1500 from
Kerr,Alexander & Co, Hobart, folio 14/1836 laid up in 1851 and
sold for scrap in 18452
CHAMPION ketch 42 tons, sunk in 1877 above, now sunk in 1879????????
CHAMPION, tug of 1895 was not built London but at South Shields arrived
from UK Feb. 1896,
CHANDPARA. Towed the former BP stmr Marella now LIGURA into Fremantle
CHANGSA was SS 2269/1463 B1886 Owners Cina Nav
CHARLES EDWARD built for Otago S.N.co,Dundedin, but that company
dissolved while on delivery voyage and when put into Melbourne July
1864 due to stress of weather and found owners out of business sold to
Gippsland Lakes SN C. which when taken over by Gippsland SN Co these owners
had to sell and sent it to NZ in 1867 when it was stranded and Melb. reg
closed, re-reg Nelson 1868 after repair. Lengthened and
converted to screw in 1876 at Nelson now 185 gross.
CHARLOTTE bq lost Apl 1842, typo you have it lost Madeline
REES instead of reefs
CHARLOTTE .Capt.Farrington, was built Melbourne 1840 meas. 12 tons
26 feet long, clinker built, 2 m sch, reg. Jan. 1840 by Farrington, no
further information after dec. 1840 folio 1 of 1840 Melbourne û vessel
33 tons of Loney built in 1847
CHARON ss B.1903 WAS BUILT BY Caledon S.B. & E, at Dundee.
Official owners Ocean S.S.Co, reg.Fremantle 1903 -1920 then returned UK
Chase Sch 40 tons lost 1851/2 only an incident, see full details
two entries below.
Chateaubriand only stranded.
CHAUDIERE never enrolled customs Pt.Adelaide.
CHESTERFORD, SS TUG, BUILT BY AUSN Kangaroo Pt, Brisbane was salvaged
after collision 1912 and after long employment in Brisbane sold to J. &
J. Daley sydney, and reg transferred in 1935, Trans to Pt.Adelaide in 1948.
and broken up pt Adelaide 1958
CHILDE HAROLD ashore bq 463 b1825 ipswich,
CHILDERS allegedly wrecked 1840, no trace ever in Tasmania, and
only vessel that name was in Melbourne 1841 and left for overseas and supposedly
confused with CHILDREN on 1839
Chile comment I find no reference of steamships from
east coast of USA, coming to australia via the horn. Seems pointless effort
to include matters no ref to australia û these gratuitous; sometimes
erroneous and or fatuous comments hardly suitable in a work claiming to
be an encyclopedia.
CHINA, emigrant ship arrived Melbourne May 2, 1841, from London
219 migrants., left for sydney may 31 ship 618 tons built New Brunswick
1835 left Sydney for London Sept. 1841, never traded on the coast.
Chittoor ON63906 227/tons 1890-94 owned Melbourne
CHRISHNA, REGISTERD AS CRISHNA w bq, first reg.sydney
in 1851 to Hobart 1863; = 1865 Belbin & Dowdell till stranded
Twofold Bay Nov. 1867 =1877 Jas.Deanne, reg. Melbourne and hulked
broken up and reg closed 1917
CHUSAN,P&O ss only made one trip from UK to Australia, and then
in the Australia-Singapore branch service until that ceased Minor incident
Loney Chusan = w bq 817/786 b.1865 liverpool purchased vic govt
1855 as hulk, 1904 melb harb trust bu 1934. loney/stone in Aust. trade
in 1850 built 1865?? Odd!!
Which more or less agrees with the next entry
CIGARETE. A CANIN cruiser???
CINTRA I ss built for Australasian S.N.Co., which became
AUSN in 188
CIRCASSIAN 543/64 CONFIRMED, 63/1864 Melbourne is JOHN WILLIAM
CIRCE, last official name HMAS MEDEA, b.1912, AND SCUTTLED jan.
23, repeat 23, vide official docket,
CITY OF ADELAIDE, utterly confused. There was one a UK-Sth australia
passenger sailing vessel and the other a coastal passenger ship which in
this item are completely mixed up and presented as one vessel.
The Australian Costal passenger steamer thus=
Iss 838/615, 1871 = 1212/83/ Built 1864 J & G Thomson,
Govan, eng 200hp owners Australasian S.N. co, reg.Sydney; 1887 AUSN,
Feb.1890 sold, eng removed and made 4 mast sailing ship sold March 1902
to Howard Smith who made it a hulk and used it at Townsville and in 1915,
sold for breakwater at Magnetic Is, off Townsville ----.the other
Composite ship, later barque, 791g/n B. 1864 W.Pile & Co,
Sunderland, which did make regular trips to Sth Australia annually and
was later owned by Devitt & Moore, reg.London and it is this vessel
Sexton writes about û he was concerned with efforts to preserve the
vessel due to its importance to the emigrant trade, but this seems
to have failed, but take NOTE there were TWO OF THE SAME NAME AND YOU HAVE
GOT THEM ALL ROLLED TOGETHER INTO A VERY CONFUSING MESS.
City of Auckland LOST 1878, NO CONNECTION WITH Australia
CITY OF BRISBANE, built for Australasian S.N.Co.
CITY OF DUNEDIN, ps, nothing to do with Australia, but it was built
in 1863, not 53 rr 1863
CITY OF GRAFTON, built A Stephen Sons, Glasgow,
Next item was also this vessel screw a mistake and it was only a stranding,
CITY OF MELBOURNE ship ex Black Warrior , New Brunswick is NOT IN USA
but when reg Melbourne folio 8/1874 as a hulk, was noted as partially
burnt 1868 and restored in 1873 as a hulk and said to be built a Newcastle,MAINE,
(which is near Damariscotta USA, Reid & others first owner as
hulk, then 1885 to Victoria Govt minister of defence, register closed 1889
CITY OF PERTH, later TURAKINA, 1246/1189, BUILT Glasgow, NOYT
Calcutta sold Norwegian 1899
CITY OF RAYVILLE. Minefield desc. From log of Pingin
CLANSMAN, why two entries, and the vessel was not a total
loss at Gisborne, but according to her register was salvaged and became
a coal hulk and reg. as brigantine.
CLARA W brig 179 tons, first reg Aust. Sydney 1852, to Melbourne 1854,
and by 1875 described as lighter although this alteration probably made
c 1856 when sold to Throckmorton & Graham lighterage contractors, Melbourne
1870 acquired by lighterage man Hy Moss, who died in 1896 and his execs
reported vessel had been broken up date unknown
CLARA KT 28 TONS BUILT 1872 CASUALTY 1846?
Clara KT LOST 1907 TWO ENTRIES WELL SPACED.
Clara Sayers, I also say wrecked 1872. where does 82 come from?
The two CLARENCE which you say built in the same place, well
geography has been altered to suit you if correct, one was built Clarence
River about 300 miles north of Williams river û see any good
CLARENCE IPS see Aust Coastal Pass ships, built for
Clarence river trade but by time arrived the Gold rush has opened and it
was sold for a very enhanced price for the Bass strait ferry in 1853,
and acquired by ASN in 1857 and lengthened in 1862 was under charter to
the Clarence & RIchmond rivers S.N. co when lost
CLARENCE double ended drogher and the next entry confused. The
drogher was built 1865 the dredger date unknown and it was
the dredger washed to sea, the fate of the smaller paddler not officially
recorded but probably about 1879 when the owners advertised the remains
for auction after it had been stranded and refloated in May 1879
CLARENCE PACKET, first to Fremantle register 1866
CLARKSTONE W bq from 1829, orig. ship rig, built Montreal
1820, To Sydney 1829, 244 tons to Melbourne owners 1853 and probably
made a lighter/hulk reg closed 1864 æBroken upÆ
CLAUD HAMILTON, vide registers. See Aust Coastal Pass ships for
full details 668/530n built for Intercolonial R.M.Co ûAust-NZ mail
steamer. their name changed and only in Apl. 1869 to McMeckan Blackwood
never owned by Australasian S.N Co and the Darwin run was conducted by
McMeckan Blackwood under contract with Sth Aust. Govt. When Adelaide
SS Co purchased the vessel, it was rebuilt, lengthened which is where your
tonnage comes from, and renamed ALBANY, AND IT WAS UNDER CHARTER TO AUSN
WHEN LOST û APART FROM THAT YOUR ENTRIES ALMOST CORRECT!!!
Claymore, was on display Pt.Adelaide Nautical Museum, which no longer
CLEOPATRA Iron sch, converted to lighter 1882 by Howard
Smith who sold 1891, but repossessed and in 1894 sold for demolition.
CLevedon, Iron, shp built 1873 Liverpool about 1901 sold to German
owners and renamed, taken by British 1916 AND REVERTS TO ORIGNAL NAME AND
ACQUIRED FOR USE AS COAl HULK FREMANTLE delivered cargo of Welsh coal account
Scott,Fell & Co,Sydney, to Fremantle and sold to Fremantle Coal co.Ltd.,,
and scuttled 1930
CLIFFORD, migrant ship, - next entry vessel this name 461/526
arivved Sydney July 15, 1842, Capt.J.Sharpe which I list as lost
Only one entry in arrivals/depts books for E W Beazley in charge vessel
named CEYLON, in 1844 bq 253 tons
CLOMMEL. Nothing like this name ever on the Manly ferry services,
for example see æSydney Ferry FleetsÆ Prescott probably confused
with CLONMEL, which was never in Manly service
CLONMEL 524 GROSS tONNAGE, ORIG BY OLD MEAS 207 was built for
the Liverpool-Waterford (Ireland) service hence the Irish name
CLYDE, small sloop built Macquarie Harbour VDL 1829 and sold
in 1830 and renamed ROBULLA
Clyde BUILT 1874 BU 1923. the only vessel named
Clyde, officially bu in aust. in 1923 was reg. Townsville, two sch.
Built 1874 were too large and not owned by anyone interested in Victoria,
COBRA, was never named such was always COBRE arrived Melbourne Mar
9, 1854 from UK for Melbourne owners. Sold to Launceston Nov.1855, then
to Hobart tug owners Aug. 1856 - Mar 1869 to Sydney for tug/ferry service
Oct. 1873 to Newcastle full time tug - built Swansea,Wales
CODDONG actually CONDONG
COIMBATORE more fatuous observations. A collision at sea
between two sailing vessels easily happened should they close each other
to æspeakÆ and one or the other û or both û mishandle
Colac, Dingoa sold to Huddart Parker, 1926 and sold 1952 and
renamed EASBY sold foreign 1956
COLINA first reg Sydney in 1848 having been built in what was
then NSW at Pt.Albert owner Geo.S.Sharp SMH Mar 20,1848 said it was built
for Mr.McLeod, Pt.Albert. reg trans to Melbourne 6/50 after sale
Aug. 1849 to George Lewis, who sold in oct. 1850 to Em.Fred. Rucker, sold
Aug 1853 to Geelong. Apl. 1856 sold to A.Hort, south sea trader,reg.Sydney,
who sold to foreigners in Tahiti 1857, returns British reg. in 1860 when
purchased by A.Lorking, of Bellambi, for the coal trade Henry Shade and
anr of Geelong owners Aug 53 Jan 1854.
COLLAROY see Aust Coastal Pass ships, while reg. says built by
Fawcett & Preston, this is wrong they built the engine, ship hull by
J.Laird,Birkenhead 202n 330 g Lengthened 1859 359g/202n, 180.9 x 2o.3 x
11.1 refitted 1872/3 spar deck fitted, with new eng & boilers
= 419g 264n acquired by Australasian SN CO on arrival, apl. 1879
Newcastle SS Co sold 1884 and again 1888 and converted to sail, Said
to have been first steamer in Australia with feathering floats got ashore
Jan. 1881 on beach now named for her, north of Narrabeen (yours typo) and
only refloated sept. 1884
COLLEEN BAWN, REG. CLOSED 1972????
COLLEEN BAWN, b1871 16t reg.Hobart. Feb.1875 W. Holyman Torquay reg.
Launceston 1878 = 1892 to the Barretts Long Island Sept. 1910 Thos.Gunter,
Flinders Island, no further information reg. closed 1971 æno traceÆ
COLLIBOI. Built to transport deepsea trawled fish to the Sydney market
from coastal townships where trawlers delivered catch into govt owned chilled
accommodation. 2nd entry pointless and wrong
COLLODEN, wrong, it was CULLODEN, named for the famous battle
COLONNA confirmed, my typo
COMARA was built in Glasgow, not many miles down the river at Pt.Glasgow,
and was demolished in Borneo. In 1979/80
Comet, COMMENT RE CAPT CORK BUILDING COMET,he was first master when
it arrived in Sydney from the builder John Ferrier and the vessel lost
1866 Cork owned it from 1845 till Apl. 1852
COMMISSARY GENERAL , stern wheel paddle steamer
COMMISSIONER I ss, sunk after springing a leak. Another fatuous
comment, why cannot an iron hull spring a leak û a rivet may pop,
rust most likely the true cause - I am unable to recollect just how
many iron hulled ships have sunk by springing a leak and foundering
COMMODORE of 1818 was never reg.Port Adelaide although last owner was
a resident of that place
COMMODORE BURNETT, never sailed under that name was re-named PLUTO
soon after launch
COMORIN, built by Barclay,CURLE, not curie
CONCORDIA, McIlwraith,McEacharn hulk at Fremantle scuttled Apl 20,
CONFERENCE, purchased Adelaide SS Co, and loaded with coal and sent
to Albany in April to become coal hulk scuttled April 24, 1904 20 miles
north of Fremantle and allowed to drift on the reef opposite Burns Beach,
vide Harbour master Fremantle
CONJOLA. Registered as PADDLE steamer, not screw as you claim
CONSTANCE your inability to understand how two similar vessels
could be built at the same time with the same name makes it clear
you have no idea of the era , obviously there was a lady of that name,
well known in the west, that caused different people to name a vessel in
her honour, a not infrequent situation in that era and possibly both
owners or builders aspired to flater the lady û a not uncommon
CONSTANT last two entries page 195, the same ship û why?
CONTENT, both the same vessel. Orig. Melbourne 1852 as 125 tons,
remeasured. 1853 - 147tons, B.1842 Greenock, Melb. Customs always
unreliable about fate of vessel, particularly in the 1850s-1860s suffered
a clean up mid 1870s and wrote this, and many others off as æmissingÆ
because they couldnÆt be bothered to find ou what did happen.
CONWAY, W ship 1165 t, left Liverpool June 10 with 428
govt migrants, arrived Melbourne Sept. 15, Capt.w.H.Duiguid
COOLABAR , actually COOLEBAR, Steel not iron, twin screw
ss 479/ 224, B.1911 for North Coast S.N.Co., after many visitudes
sold Chine buyers in 1947 and renamed EAST RIVER, but detained by Commonwealth
and never left and sunk at her moorings North Stockton Sept. 25, 1949 raised
in sections beween April/May 1958 and remains sold to BHP as scrap
COOLANA was fired on æ with the gun deckÆ???
strange, perhaps it was the gun ON her deck????
COOLANGATTA (2nd) was STERN wheel drogher (typo), and while being righted
in the Shoalhaven river, æsunk like a stoneÆ was raised and
converted into receiving hulk
Your COOLEBAR, CORRECT SEE WRONG NAME ABOVE.
COOLOON. Wrecked at Coopernook ? you have had geography altered to
suit û that place is on the Pacific Highway some miles inland, on
a small creek flowing into the Manning river, where, once upon a
time, many moons ago, some small ships wer BUILT but I have yet to find
one wreck there!!
COOMBAR, built for North Coast S.N.Co, sold to Victora in 1934
in 1937 to w.R.Carpenter (Solmon Islands) Ltd, Rabaul, 1940 Wm.Crosby Melbourne,
taken up for minesweeper 1946 sold to Singapore sold Hong Kong 1948 renamed
COOMONDERRRY, never owned by Illawarra S N company, but in 1905
to the Illawarra & South Coast s.N.Co until sold in 1915 to Melbourne
for trawler but Nov 1916 went to Hassell & Co, for coastal work, often
with cartage of gypsum
COORABIE, Iron mv, built as ss JESSIE DARLING, and renamed 1929
when refitted with a Petters diesel, which was said to be so noisey customers
in the S.A.Gulf ports knew she was calling long before she was seen., she
was sold to the Netherland east Indies û noth the Neetherlands
COOREEI W ss, tonnage typo û should be 92/62 tons,
not as printed
COORONG, I ss 298/221n, deck house added 1863 now
391g/304n tons. Was built in Glasgow, not at Port Glasgow, built for S.A
coastal trade, but unsuitable and sold to McMeckan,Blackwood, Melbourne
for intercolonial work Nov. 1863, They sold to Mt.Gambier s.S.Co
July 1877, that company bankrupt and sold to others trading Melbourne-Western
districts Via and SE South Australia, in 1884 John See,of Sydney
for Northern Rivers trade, he joined with others to form North Coast S.N.Co
1891. vessel hulked 1911
COORONG W BQ 396t, 1883 = 359g/344n, Built by Phillip Chase, Warren,
Rhode Island for Joseph Darwent, Port Adelaide July 1865 trans to Wm.Howes.
on voyage from Mauritius to Port Adelaide, rescued crew of Holt Hill wrecked
St Pauls island November 1889, 1873 owners Wm.Hamilton & Peter Slater,(not
slader) made hulk Pt.Adelaide by Huddart Parker in 1897, reg
closed 1916 /brokenup
COPELAND when sold Norway renamed COPELAND ISLAND when Adelaide
Company purchased they dropped æIslandÆ from name
CORAKI. Itss orig.275/164 tons, lengthened 1883 = 326/198
built for Clarence & Richmond Rivers S.N.co.
CORAL, w kt b. 1876 Hobart originally 46 tons,\
COREA I ss built for Parbury,Lamb & Co. Sydney who went to help
form Queensland Stm Shipg in 1882, which became AUSN in 1887. was frequently
in the news for stranding, loss of propellor etc., see Aust.Coastal
Pass Ships etc.
Previously reg Sydney and London, but usually in the Sydneyh-norh qld
CORREEL - also entered under correct name of COOREEI
CORINGAL, registered as CORINGLEÆ
Corinna, Iss built for Tasmanian S.N.Co., nothing to do with
McMeckan Blackwood & CO,. in 1891 T.S.N.Co purchased by Union s S co
of NZ but Corinna sent to work in New Zealand- see Aust.Coastal Pass
CORIO I ss 140g/95; mr 1862 169 g, after lengthening
stranded Murray mouth 1857 salvaged feb1858 placed in ADEL-Melb trade
until diverted to take gold mine rushers to Pt curtis - arrived Geelong
nov 18 1854
As first ocean going steam collier carried coal Newcastle- Geelong
for the railway a number voyages 1861
CORIO B 1898 NAMED CORIO 1900 BY Huddarts SOLD 1926 to China
sunk as blockship 1938 and cut up for scrap where she lay in 1941
CORIO named Sarah Fenwick, rubbish, it was CAIRO, DO NOT KNOW HOW ANYONe
CAN GET SO MIXED UP, BUT LONEY CERTAINLY TRIED VERY HARD û APPARENTLY
COULDNÆT READ OR CORRECT HIS OWN TYPOS
CORNELIUS brig 247 t capt Clarke arr Portand from LondonJan 2
or 4th and left for Pt.Fairy jan 14 or 16 1853 and is the vessel wrecked
next year and your next entry
CORSAIR, wps built Port Glasgow, not Glasgow was chartered for
the Bass strait ferry in 1841 and ran until 1842, in 1843 was placed
on the Melbourne-sydney run your arrival date Launceston wrong, should
CORSAIR. Moulmein may now be in Burma, but was considered as being
in East India, and vessel built. And ships built there were often called
an east india man.
You constantly wish to place things places in the 1800s in their present
places, which should be indicated if a change such as this has occurred
if you wish to assist current users of this book.
COSPATRICK, while you give correct owner you also infer Shaw,Savill
& Co, why??? and why do you always spell Savill with an
æEÆ which is wrong
COSSIPORE you also list under wrong name û this should
be noted if this work is to be a reference work
COUNTESS, wood paddler, as a barge being towed etc., see the next entry
which upgrades her to a barque????
COUNTES OF MINTO report rather hard to follow. The vessel was blown
away from Lady Elliot Is, but was salvaged and then went south to be wrecked
off Macquarie is,
COUNTY OF AYR, was lost in OTAGO not Otaho
COUNTY OF ROXBURGH, NO YEAR OF BUILD SHOWN 2121N 2209g according to
CREMONA, when reg Melbourne Jan.1853, it was transferred from Cork
Ireland, with the information it was built at Sydney, Cape Breton
CREOLE, first reg.Hobart as 46 of 1851 and in Nov. 1862 owner Henry
Turner, of Launceston still reg. in Hobart û sequence of owners wrong
as place of residence
CREOLE 52 tons. Reg closed Dec. 1872 æÆlost some
years sinceÆ which Loney picked up. I give contemp press refs
CREST OF THE WAVE, no trace visit to Melbourne in shipping arrivals
in 1850s û another same name visited Pt.Adelaide 1861, see æMigrant
Ships for South australia
CREST OF THE WAVE, W 2m kt or barge, 55t, B.1864, ashore Kangaroo
Is Apl.30, 1880 when owned J.Harvey, reg, Pt.Adelaide, salvaged, restored
by same owners re reg Pt. Adelaide 6/1882
CREST OF WAVE 112 tons, driven ashore in cyclone 1899, refloated but
beyond economical repair and abandoned ( see recent Shipping Record
re this cyclone)
CRINOLINE W sch 63 tons, b.1863 was owned by J.F.Price & C.Pennefeather,
from Sept.1872 till sold by Vice Admiralty Court March 1886
CRISHNA, you have also under variation of spelling which is quite
wrong but why two entries with same information on page 209?????????? Surely
there should be some comment about other compilerÆs mistaken names
CROSEUS, I aux ss , famous for extraordinary repair in Sydney û
see item Shipping Record and the next entry is for the same vessel, not
particularly well reported or ship described very clearly
CROIE, miss spelling of next entry
Croki FOUR masts???
CROYDON I SS 357, MAKE UP YOUR MIND, Bishop Island, is NOT in Brisbane
river, although you say it is in one place and them move it to Moreton
bay, where in fact is was created.
CROYDON SSS BUILT IN SINGAPORE - see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships,
was imported for Fremantle work and in 1899 was enrolled with Fremantle
Customs in 1901 sold to Adelaide SS Co was abandoned to Underwriters
when driven ashore en route West aust to Adelaide in 1905, Salvaged and
sold to Port Adelaide merchants, etc. etc.
CULGOA W bq 724, was from Sydney, via NZ to load FOR china,
not from as you have it
CULLODEN, already listed under wrong name of Coloden and see that flor
more correct detail in my notesfor details
CUMBERLAND, 1st entry was not working on the Hawkesbury but bound to
CUMBERLAND, LoneyÆs small coastal vessel, was actually the entry
CUMBEROONA, why two almost identical entries???
CUMBRIA, reg. 59/1863 ---19/64 was for vessel named Robert Towns: 50/63
vessel named Brothers ssome æresearhers?ö unable to read their
CURRAJONG, iron hulk, ex ARGO, not ferry was damaged by
fire in Sydney AS LISTED PG. 62 . It was built at Hamburg, not in
CURRAJONG, I Twin screw ss,
CURRENCY LAD, when first reg, 70/1841 said to meas 13 tons dimensions
33.3 etc., when re-reg. 79/1845, said to measure 20 tons, dimensions
CURRENCY LASS in your comments WAS= BUILT 1827/8
on Hunters river, NSW and launched as a cutter meas. 90 tons dimensions
of 58Æ8ö etc in 1829 re rigged as 2 mast sch, no report of alterations
to tonnage register closed 1839 æsold foreignÆ. Famous
as first vessel entirely built by Colonial labour, i.e persons born in
Australia. it was first recorded as arriving Hobart Jan.1834 through
to Oct. 1837, so it was not on the vesselÆs maiden voyage, but only
its first visit to Tasmania Harry OÆMay similar to Mr. Loney,
grab the first thing that matched his previously answered question.
CURRENCY LAD and Currency lass, , LOSS CONFUSED, IT WAS lass
LOST IN 1851, LAD unknown, reg. closed with that in 1858.
Cuzco, WAS NOT BUILT FOR Peninsula company but PACIFIC S.N.CO..
CYGNET, steel ss to Manly, lot of rubbish û S ss 124/66,
ON91893 Built 1885 Abbington, UK. reg.Hobart 2/886, trans to Sydney
4/1894 by Messrs. Lane who employed it on harbour ferry and excursions,
but not regularly in any service. Apart from tying to break into
the South Shore trade. Sold to Lyttelton, NZ and reg
there in 1900 and reg closed 1933 as vessel unseaworthy.
CYLO, was registered as CLYO as you more correctly list
LIST ON PAGE 187
CREST OF THE WAVE, you say to Melbourne 1853 although I find no ref
-- I do find one of similar tonnage to Sydney in 1864.
D.McLennan, scuttled June 14th
DAIRY MAID, 1874 ? OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING WRONG ABOUT THE DATE
NO SUCH ANIMAL REGISTERED
Second entry trans to Burns, Philp in 1887
Dalhousie, 754 NEW MEAS TONS, BY 1851 Lloyds beginning to drop old
Dalkeith star, WHY THE FREQUENT REPEAT OF THE OWNERS NAME? SEEN IN
MANY INSTANCES FOR NO APPARENT REASON
AS IN THE NEXT ENTRYà
Dandenong, WAS OWNED BY Howard Smith, officially who traded at the
time as Melbourne Steamship company. More info Aust.Coastal Pass ships
DANIA, Customs closed the file in dec.1886 æbroken upÆ
however the perth newspaper Inquirer Mar 3, 1886 said it had been æconvertedÆ
into the ALMA ALTHOUGH Customs when registering the ALMA in 1890 WOULD
NOT ACCEPT IT WAS A REBUILD AND DECLARED HER A NEW VESSEL.
Daniel Watson, when first reg. 163 tons, 77.7, REMEASURED UNDER
NEW ACT in 1851 = 143 TON 85.8 ETC. Thos Watson owner from Dec.1845
till July 1851 according to SydneY customs folio 5/1846
DAPHNE, 51 tons, (you 55) was ordered by Gov. Robe of Sth Aust. without
authority from æhomeÆ and when it arrived in Sth Aust after
he left, it was refused by colonial authorities so it was sold. Had been
named ÆAustraliaÆ when launched, when reg 9/1850 Pt.Adelaide
it was renamed. Trans to Melb. March 1868 reg closed æ sold foreign
at Sydney Nov. 1879. official owner March 1868 E.S. Smith, June 1869
W.G.Grave jnr & N.Glassford
Daphne 95 tons, not a well known blackbirder, that was the vessel of
50 odd tons above
DARLING DOWNS, THE Nore is not in Norway, but on the English
DART B1826/7 as revenue cutter sold out of govt svc 1830
DART 134 TONS all official files say SANSON, including Mercantile Navy
HMS DART, was named CRUISER, as Colonial Office yacht trans to RN march
1882, lent to NSW Govt 1904 as training ship and sold out of svc at Sydney
And see your subsequent entries for this vessel - ref wrong as is date
in following entry
DAUNTLESS ON78060 last reg. owner noted in 1924 was A.E.Dunston, of
Dauntless SAN lost 1887, see above, vessel lost near Gabo
DAVID sch lost 1850. 4 passengers mentioned twice?
DAWN kt, 51, built Darwin, actually confused entry, and was the
item immediately before broken up 1891, entry written
Dawn schooner lost Double Is Point, another entry for the earlier ON
57505 û surely some ref. should be made and all grouped together
and the machinery carried, was cargo, not motive power û some people
will grab anything to meet their preconceived thoughts û a problem
constantly evidenced in this work.
DAWN , ISS see Aust. coastal pass ships - arrived
Melbourne Feb. 18,1877 and was for sale. Sold Apia owner May 1908,
Scuttled March 3,1928. Spent some time on the Albany-Esperance mail run
Next two entries for Dawn also relate to original 57505 entry !!!!
In Darwin owned by S.T.Brown
DAWSTONE no vessel that name in Victorian waters in the 1850s
But Dawstone 541 tons W ship built 1853 arrived Pt.Adelaide Feb. 1854,
which may be the vessel involved see Migrant Ships for South Australia
DAYSPRING built in France and named CONFIANCE, not confidance
DAYSPRING lost 1896, first entry immediately followed with another
for same vessel????
DAYSPRING SAN 1903, NO TRACE WHEN CHECKING
FOR THEM, OR NOW
De wit, LONEY confuses Trial Harbour Tas, with Trial Bay, NSW.
DEBORAH. prison hulk w ship 600 tons built Hamburg? First arrived Sept.15,
1852 from Bristol. On jan 31 1853 gazetted prison hulk for
DEE sunk by Wolff why two almost identical entries????????
Defiance 75 tons when lost chartered in Hobart, after a voyage
from Sydney to Hobart town with coals and cedar
Comments after next entry makes for more confusion than clarity especially
as facts well founded as I print have been misunderstood by such as Loney
and many others who only ædipÆ into contemporary papers looking
for material to support already decided answers.
DEFIANCE tug Star of Greece Willunga not willung
DEGEI lost Jan. 24, 1974,
DELMIRA two entries û the only question where is Cape Palliser.
Which is in Cook strait NEW ZEaland SAN guessed wrongly and couldnÆt
clarify /decypher building date.
DENMARK HILL, condemned as a prize being captured in the war
between USA and England, nothing to do with Waterloo Williamstown
Vic NEVER a port of register of British ships. Perhaps first vessel recorded
as arriving Williamstown???????? wonderful display of misunderstood information
Deptford Brig, arrived from Madra??? Madras probably Cumpston said
arrived Sept. 20 from Madras and left for Coromandel coast late nov early
DERBY lighter/kt why two entries for same vessel???
DERRY CASTLE lost Auckland Island why two almost identical entries???
DERRY CASTLE WBQ 942T ARRIVED Portland Jan 21, 1855 from Liverpool
with 347 migrants seven lascar (natives of India) seamen reported to have
mutinied, so gaoled and probably returned to the vessel when about to depart
û usual practice unless mutiny serious when all would be hung
DERWENT wood barque built 1849 registered 409 tons 120 x 25 official
dimensions and builder was HENRY Degraves vide register
DERWENT Iss see Aust Coastal Pass Ships - 351/194 original
tonnage, ltr when accommodation altered reg as 477/351 net. In 1909 changed
to 459 gross
Scuttled off CAIRNS .not townsville as was a hulk Cairns from
1916 ALTHOUGH MANY REPORTS SAY TVLLE WHICH MAY BE CORRECT
Derwent BUILT 1905 REG SYDNEY 1912????
Deveron THREE entries same ship??? DEVERON, w brig, converted to 3m
barque 1829 to engage in whaling Built 1814 Monkwearmouthshore, register
Banff, Scotland in 1827 reg Hobart 2/1830 Capt.Wm.Wilson & others.although
first entry 1842? Wrong, 1st in Hobart from London June 1822 struck by
lightning and put into Bahia for 5 weeks to repair damage reported
on arrival Hobart Oct. 1824 Capt.Wm.Wilson. Lightning strike sometime
early august apparently
DEVON, captured by raider 1941 captured near Galapagos Islands, not
Sumatra vide official war loss lists travelling to NZ via Panama not likely
to near Sumatra
DEVONSHRE confirmed Geelong trade in 1840, left to return sydney
for sale Sept. 1841
DEWDROP. YOUR SPECULATION THE SECOND 43 45 TONS are the same is correct
Waterhouse owned it at one time
The same name lost 1902, the area lost is wrong, see above
DIAHOT, see mention re reg after repair under French flag
DIAMANTINA BUILT FOR Australasian snCo
DIANA lost 1844 Port Fairy had arrived from Sydney
DICKY TO Brisbane owners July 1889 1st in Aust at Sydney in 1888
from Hong Kong
Dilkera contemporary press said she was inward from Newcastle
DIMBOOLA when built intended for service on Fremantle-N.W.Coast
See Australian Coastal Passenger Ships
DINGADEE Twin screw, built for northern NSW rivers trade 640
tons, built for Australasian S.N.co., to AUSN in 1887- 1890 Union SS
1906 to Japan in 1886 western districts of Vic trade.
DINGO ??? dumb barge b. 1887 Maryborough, to
gravel barge 1925, scuttled Moreton bay?????
DISPATCH ps built Milang for the Lake Alexandrina Lake Albert mail
service, and NOT for murray river
DOEPEL. B.1919 Brisbane Water, not WOY Woy,reg trans to Singapore 1949
by Logging & Lumber Company of Kuching, Sarawak renamed Bintang
Nov. 1948 û never sold New Guinea
DOLLERAH,registerd as DHOLLERAH, was burnt at sea in 1872, see mercantile
DOLPHIN, SMALL STEAMBOAT. Was iron ss 147/63 b.1882 as a trawler but
found other work before being sold to West Australia As per next
DOLPHIN,b.1884, lst tonnage = 151/77 ASN employed as a tender Rockhampton.
And remained in svc there until sold 1918 ON89296
DOLPHIN on125206 ALLEGEDLY LOST OFF Lady Elliot Is (that ON actually
was awarded to a motor launch built at Sydney in 1903 fate
of which is unknown
DON DIEGO, acq, Howard Smith for use as coal hulk etc. 1884, sold to
others 1891, when surveyed in1914 found to have the hull sheathed in timber.
DON JOSEPH FIRST REG. AFTER REPAIR/REBUILDING FROM 1899 INCIDENT, WAS
20/1902, THAT REG CLOSED LOST IN 1909 no trace of repair or re register,
DON JUAN, first reg. sydney may 1851, then Melbourne until 1855: tonnage
130, 1857 to Robert Towns June 1864 to James Griffiths, who re-reg in 1867
and now remeasured = 110tons, and sold to William Jackson Nov. 1868 to
Phillips as a collier
DON NICHOLAS why two entries???
DONALD MACKAY in later life shown in Lloyds as 2486/ 2408n
257.9 x 46.3 x 29.5, you show gross and under deck, someone cannot read
Lloyds very well, although when reporting in Melbourne in the 1850s was
usually said to be 2560t, which was used by Baines as the U.S.measurement
made the vessel seem bigger than others MNL 1870 shows reg.tons as
DONGARRA was seized during WW1 and employed by Commonwealth Govt line
until 1924 SS
DOOREBANG entries both for same ship, first somewhat ill informed
60g/35n tons = second entry typo was built in1858 and registered in 1861
when registrar advised built same year
DOROTH L. STIRLING, typo, you have it arriving Pt.Adelaide 1829
DOROTHY Wss 29/12, when reg. Said to have been built Lake Tyers 1902
ON101740 OWNER REPORTED TO HAVE GONE to ww1 AND VESSEL SUNK. Date
unknown IN 1917 LOCAL COUNCIL ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF THE HULL, WHICH
WAS NOT DONE AND MANY YEARS LATER HULL DeMOLISHED.
An earlier vessel on Lake Colac was WANDA built in Gippsland and taken
overland to Lake Colac in 1901, in the same manner as Dorothy cira. 1910/11.
Ellerker used it to tow barges etc., in the Williamstown area until laid
up and then sold to Lake Colac ( AMHS files and Shipping record)
DORRIGO, 715/333N TONS, EX St.Francis in 1921, when acquired by Langley
Bros. sold to North Coast SN in 1925 upon liquidation of Langley
ss and almost immediately sold to John Burke
DORSET wss 1883 built for Launceston & Bridport s.N.Co, reg.Launceston
- 88 United s.S.Co, Sept.94 Holyman familiy identical with next entry
DOUGLAS MAWSON, Bawley Point, is not in Sydney but 100 or so
miles south of that city
DOURO see ALBERT LOST 1888 YOUR ENTRY HAS TYPO FIRST LINE
DOVE 190 tons, FIRST IN Melbourne July 27, 1853, from Glasgow. So unable
participate in anything year before in Pt.PHillip but your next entry is
Dove ashore eastern channel May 1852 û Sch 53 tons inward
from Hobart. Ultimately lost in 1878 stranded Inglis river June 1867,
repaired and restored
DRAGON W LIGHTER B. 1906 Fremantle for Swan River Shipping Co, scuttled
Jan.,2, 1946 in æpermit areaÆ vide register
DROVER hulked 1893, was built 1845 at Aberdeen, came to Australia at
Melbourne in 1853, reg.Sydney 1866, SAN copiest in error
DUKE OF BEDFORD ARRIVED Feb. 4, 1852 from Plymouth May
1854 left for Singapore, with no passengers, and a cargo of gin.
used as a lodging house Sandridge from Sept.1852. if built in 1820 hardly
likely to be a clipper ship. Had visited Port Adelaide in 1848 and
49 with migrants. Just where Loney grabbed his unlikely story from is beyond
me. No one was likely to ship wool to Singapore.
DUKE OF RICHMOND, I am sure there was only one vessel lost.
Duke of Wellington, Capt. Hubner confirmed
DUKE OF YORK, whaler, master Robert Clarke Morgan, vide South Australian
Duke of York whaler lost fiji islands, wrong information for previous
Duke of York whaler lost off north qld
DUMARESQ w SS 55/38N,on125233, NO TRACE OF ALLEGED FORMER NAME
ACQ. Adelaide ss Co 1918 see The Adelaide Line
DUMFRIES, w ship arrived Melbourne Dec. 15. Capt Rbt. Thompson,
DUNCAN HOYLE, see Aust.Coastal Pass.ships. by time she arrived original
Geelong S.N.Co, had dissolved and it was announced she was for sale
and acquired by others trying to establish another a Geelong SN Co,
then sold to Tasmania for a service on the eastern coast of that colony,
before going to Sydney and ultimately the Grafton S.N. syndicate.
DUNDEE 305 tons, vide press and Lloyds, wrecked 27th
February.. IN Geelong, as bq 305 tons, Nov. 11, 1853, left for Port
Fairy, Jan, 21, 1854 and was in collision off Bird Rock, same day
with Osprey 3 m sch 149/179 in Geelong from Apollo bay and at the
time registered in Geelong
DUNEARN why two almost identical entries same ship same fate??? DUNEDIN
STAR . not applicable this book
DUNKELD, Nova Scotia, USA û geography very much altered
by writers in this book constantly amazed at geographical ignorance
DUNKERY BEACON, built 1941, salvaged 1919, typo we presume???
DUNLOE lighter, geriibrand pier? As lighter 674 tons, Built 1870
Glasgow accq.1909 by James Paterson for use as a lighter
DUNMORE, very confused. W ss built Rock Davis, Blackwall, Brisbane
Water,NSW, Lady Jane beach, probably Lady Bay Beach(there is no Lady Jane
beach) the South Coast Quarries were on the south coast of NSW and
mainly at Kiama, nothing to dowith or near Tasmania û more wonderful
re-arrangement of geography
DUNNOTTAR CASTLE would be aiming for Cape Horn although the coordinates
given could well be wrong although quoted officially
DUNTROON, was NEVER hmas as a troopship hired by the Army or Commonwealth
the RAN considered taking her as either an amc or hospital ship but decided
her unreliable record because of unusual type of engines made it unwise.
DURANBAH S SS on117580 BUILT Scotland for G.W.Nicoll,
Sydney for Northern rivers trade, who merged with North Coast company,
who sold JULY 1922 TO James Patrick & Co, who sold in 1925 to Carpenters
who had her re engined as a diesel and presumed to have passed out of existence
or CarpenterÆs control by 1936 when replacement constructed.
DURENBEE IRON? No, iron distinctly out of fashion
by her time
DURIS, was steel hulled, not wooden
DUROUR, MORE geographic problems, TULAGI, WAS NOT AND IS NOT
IN PNG BUT is FORMER CAPITAL OF SOLOMON Islands, and it had been
built as a twin screw motor vessel, but was re engined in 1926 with an
elderly steam engine
DUSTY MILLER, Shipping arrivals Roebuck list her
as from Launceston to Port Phillip when lost but had suffered bad weather
and was windbound in Circular Head until got away and was lost at Port
Fairy 25th having left LÆton Oct. 26, Capt.Saunders.-- all
the other compilers you quote are incorrect and have not thoroughly checked
all available contemporary sources but you do not confirm anything in your
comments. I have supplied correct info.
DUCHESS OF KENT, lost 1895 I give full details which you appear to
DUCHESS OF KENT, whaler, was never property of Benj.Boyd, but was enrolled
Sydney 1843 till 1845 and was then transferred to Calcutta, but it was
a whaler so MAY have visited BoydÆs whaling establishment
E.norris,, Syme shipping arrivals lists as E.B.Norris Capt.E.Follanbee
Eagle 1st entry forbitting>??? 130 tons mstr p.c.monstrop.The
spirits must have been landed because when leaving her cargo was 74 tons
EAGLE 3rd entry so much gobbledegook as comment û
a popular name with many compilers grabbing information? To suit their
needs as is so often shown in this publication. There was no EAGLE, built
Sydney 1840 it was built in 1846, but when registered at Geelong, in1862
the registrar mis-read the certificate and wrote 1840 afterward corrected.
When reg. Sydney 1846 27 tons, in 1862 at Geelong 22 tons. Report ashore
1841 û no trace in contm. press, although eagle b.1818 was trading
between Circular Head and Melbourne at the time. No ref to Tasmania 1846
anywhere - this vessel stranded Rye June 23, 1882 when owned by F.A.Harris,
reg. Melbourne 30/1874 re reg Sept. 1882 by H.J.Wilson,Rye, and was
completely lost at Rye Sept. 28, 1882 according to the Age Oct. 2, your
mention of Bateson û he refers to Eagle of 1818 as already noted
in that entry. Capt Noon of w/bool in charge of many vessels in 1850s but
none named Eagle. G.W ColeÆs Eagle, was 124 tons, B.1848 USA and
reg.melb March 1852 by cole Sept. 1852 sold to Allison & Knight û
all that messy stuff only making use of this book hopeless unless this
is clarified. As so often the case the comment only adds to the confjusion.
EAGLE 124 tons, your next entry was that once owned by G.w.Cole
trans to Sydney in 1856 and Cook became owner from Aug.1862 according to
Eagle, PS, WAS BUILT FOR Hunter River S.N.C., but never made
a tug. Sold 1877 to Summerbell, who operated colliers between Sydney
and Newcastle, and possibly then made coal hulk more detail see Aust.Coastal
Eagle supposed lost Macquarie Island, you again try to offer the Eagle
built in USA in 1848 which is almost an impossibility == it arrived in
EAGLE built Berrys Bay 1881 was later owned by Robison &
Norman and in June 1939 was sold and renamed BALFOUR MATTHEW and
operated for the Kunaurya Mission, via Broome.
EAGLE tug ON95971 spent many years stationed in Port Adelaide, owners
Huddart Parker. See also later entry including tow from Cape Northumberland
û see Steam tugs in South Australia.
Eagle dredge scuttled December 2
EAMONT three entries why?? same ship same loss although how Chepstow
in Derbyshire or more likely Monmouthshire can suddenly move north to Sunderland
leaves a lot to the imagination and while it came to Hobart register in
1840 it was in 1844 when Capt. Lovitt became owner. It came to Hobart from
Calcutta reg of 1834, which misled OÆMay and company û and
they were very easily misled û witness their publications!!!!!!
EARL OF DALHOUSIE, why was Irvine queried, It was a well known seaport
and shipbuilding centre in Ayrshire Scotland
Earl of St.Vincent, Capt, Josiah Middleton, arrived August 1826 with
prisoners and then fined, left next month for Isle of France
EARL OF ULVERSTONE, River Leven, not levensà
EARL OF WINDSOR, more likely Newport Monmouthshire than anywhere else
but not identified in Lloyds
EAST STAR, ex KURRARA March 1928 former collier
EASTERN CITY, I do not say built in USA, it was built in Canada.
And 1800 tons of cargo seems somewhat overmuch for a vessel of the
EASTWARD HO. No date for anything?
EBAN none this name Brisbane only EBOR ON 94143
REG CLOSED 1956 NO TRACE FIRST OWNER
Echo whaler TWO ENTRIES EXCEPT TONNAGE WRONG
Echo INDEED 46 FOLIO
Echo Port Phillip heads 1855, no vessels that tonnage listed in port
and two much larger arrive/leave without any reported strandings
ECHO 55 TONS TWO ENTRIES WHY???
Echunga, was attacked April 1917, and torpedoed later that year, which
ECHUNGA, ss owned Australia and employed on the ore trade Whyalla Newcastle,
is, according to your entry on its way to Hong Kong when attacked off NSW
Coast 1942???????? I am sure the Japs in Hong Kong would have welcomed
it but that destination seems unlikely in 1942. It was sold to Hong Kong
ECLIPSE 45 tons Port albert 1860. the only vessel that name trading
regularly Hobart port albert was schooner 190 tons which not reported as
having any incident in 1860 fate unknown but change of masters noted n
Eclipse wrecked in NZ in 1866 hardly likely to be trading to Port albert
and no mention elsewhere and owned at Invercargill, southern NZ Capt.Calder
was master in 1861 of the 190 vessel ON31966 reg. Port Albert folio
2 of 1861 when the owner moved from Tasmania to Gippsland. û another
mess due to people ædippingÆ and not reseaching thoroughly.
ECLIPSE. Lost Manning river 1866 entered twice, widely spaced
ECLIPSE wallaroo river??? no such place
EDEN, Tss built for Illawarra S.N.co., popular passenger vessel
EDGAR NORMAN, WHAT DOES Catherine mean?? ON131631 B.1912 vessel
destroyed upon order from government to deny anything to expected Japanese
EDINA story used as a blockade runner never proved. sold to Warrnambool
SS Co in 1868, not Western, This vessel never lengthened although
substantially refitted for long distance coastal passengers, when sold
to Howard Smith for Queensland coastal work. See Aust.Coastal Pass ships.ORIG.
330/230N LATER 380/233N
Edith KT 12 T LOST OFF COATS OF Papua???????
EDITH KEEP, folio I quote confirmed
EDRIS IS SHOWN LOST 1932, REG CLOSED 1950 WHICH MORE OR LESS CONFIRMS
YOUR SECOND MISSPELT ENTRY
Edward Van Diemens Land Co, (typo therein) was built
1832, not 1833
EDWARD 87 tons why two entries
EDWARD LOMBE, wrecked 1834 steel plating remains?? Most unlikely steel
plate not yet invented
EGLINTON, wood, not composite construction and sum carried not correct,
see my report of letter by governor.
Egeria, was the hull of a former Public Works tug
EGMONT, sold for collier 1892 - when acq by Adelaide ss
co hulked in WA reg closed with sunk of WA in 1910
ELAMANG, built, of course for Australasian S.N.C, which was taken over
by AUSN in 1887, - see Aust.Coastal Pass.ships, and she was not LOST
on the breakwater but was sunk to help form the breakwater
ELBE German steamer lost Ocean is, spelt wrongly see ELBA above
ELDRISS, see EDRIS this misreading of files by SAN
ELEANOR w bq 152 tons b1829 Corringa, Coromandel coast, reg.
trans to Sydney 1839 May 1846 to Louis Nathan,reg. Hobart., sold 1853 to
others in Hobart Town and transferred to Mauritius in 1857
ELEANOR 274 TONS, IF YOU must USE CURRENT NAMES OF PLACES, MAKE SURE
READERs KNOW YOU ARE GIVING CURRENT NAMES
Eleanor King, apparently mistake and meant to be Eleanor Johnstone
ELECTRA HMS b 1837 sold out of service1862
ELECTRA involved in the Water Witch saga was the warship which
was NOT a steamship
ELECTRA ss not the first steamer in Australia fitted with electric
light but the first built to serve the northern NSW river ports that
was fitted with electricity.
ELIZA usa arrived Sydney dec 7 1807 sailed April 1808 lost
june 1808 no report of returning at all let alone with stowaways
ELIZA 94 tons, does not have shipowners named when lost in 1866 as
I state in my book
ELIZA built as steamer 1876 two entries why? same ship same fate
ELIZA ALLAN, ON75079 Built Nambucca river 1879 may have stranded 1891
but was still in existence in 1919 when owned by CSR register closed 1934
with æbroken upÆ
ELIZA ANN BQ 456 T JULY DATE FOR ACCIDENT CONFIRMED
Eliza Appleton, Loney probably got the date wrong somehow, as the accident
was reported in Sydney june 29, unlikely to have happened in JULY
ELIZA JANE .lost 1888, no vessel named eliza Jane registered in Australia
in 1888 apart from small vessel owned in Fremantle
ELIZA RAMSDEN, Barclay Curle & Co, well known shipbuilders
of Whiteinch, Glasgow in Lanarkshire. I am frequently amazed at the
almost complete lack of geographical knowledge shown in some of the entries
in this publication.
ELIZABETH Capt Cope FROM SYDNEY FOR Nova Scotia lost 1843???no
trace vessel or master that name from Sydney NSW for anywhere in1842 û
probably Sydney Cape Breton Canada is meant?
3rd Elizabeth page 271 already dealt with previous page.
Elizabeth LOST PORTLAND MY DATE CONFIRMED BY CONTMP PRESS.
Elizabeth REPORTED LOST IN 1848 EROMANGA, PROBABLY THE
VESSEL OWNED BY Towns, with reg closed ælostÆ but undated 174
tons B.1816 LIVERPOOL
Elizabeth æGENERALLY REPORTED AS SCHOONER à.Æ ALREADY
DEaLT WITH TWICE BEFORE,- FIRST HALF WAY DOWN PAGE 270
ELIZABETH ANNIE kt b.1874 Oyster Bay or Cove, is part of the Port Adelaide
creek, and so therefore can be said to have been built Pt.Adelaide
ELIZABETH GRAHAM, came to Australasia in 1886- in 1906 as a hulk
reg Melbourne as GRAHAM FOR Melbourne SS Co not MHT
ELIZABETH MASON, ONE OF THE BETTER TYPESETTING ERRORS û
Elizabeth Radcliff. Holyman may be said to have commenced one of the
largest northern or Launceston based shipping companies but hardly
qualifies for the use of Australian in this regard. After the shipping
company swallowed by others the name still sometimes used as a tax dodge,
or for publicity -Lloyds Radcliffe 222 t b1834 Chester owner w Prowse
ELK HMS arrived Sydney 1859, but said to have searched for Sappho
Ella 35/68 folio CONFIRMED, 33 -- no. 68 was WPS
ELLA CONSTANCE Sunderland is in Durham û just another example
of lack of geographic knowledge which is appalling as not even extremely
large scale shipbuilding places correctly identified.
ELLANGOWAN reg ELLENGOWAN iss 58 b.1866 and employed
for LMS at the time of 1874 incident
ELLEN, W A govt, schooner originally EMELIA & ELLEN, stranded
Fremantle May 22, 1830, salvaged and sold govt renamed Ellen, built Bombay
1819, 93 tons, sold out of svc 1835 and re reg Hobart.
ELLEN, bg 243, PASSED TO Adelaide SS co as hulk Albany by 1883
when reg. closed. 1st in aust at Newcastle 1863
ELLEN WOODEN LIGHTER, - raised reg closed 1897 broken up
ELLEN 90tons, SAN folio 5/78 correct
ELLEN TAYLOR, wss 5/4 REG CLOSED BECAUSE VESSEL
SOLD TO nsw GOVERNMENT AND NOT ENTITLED TO REGISTER. REG CLOSED, NOT STRUCK
Ellentheria lighter, mis spelling of eleutheria q v
ELLIBANK CASTLE, already listed under correct name i.e.,
ELLIGOOD AMERICAN?? WHALER, REGISTERED London û IMPOSSIBLE,
UNDER CURRENT NAVIGATION ACTS, so at best Canadian built British whaler..
ELLISLAND, two entries for no reason
ELLORA b.1857 Laird,Birkenhead, as ISS 1607 gross, eng
remove 1876 rigged 3 mast barque for Macfarlane,Blyth & CO, Melbourne,
and enrolled Melbourne folio 20 of 1876, sold to London Apl.1889.
ELM GROVE, place of construction doubtful, Sydney registrar making
it Arbwath then in brackets Arbroath? However definitely New Brunswick
Canada.,probably small place now part of st.Johns
ELNA, lost ex ncle no trace
ELSIE BLACK, two entries first correctly identified as
Essie Black, second does not, neither correct
ELVERLAND, foundered near Three KINGS not Kinds and why not include
owners when lost???
ELVIE, w lighter ON131620 B1896 Howson Bros,Fremantle,
47g 44n 80.3 x 18.7 x 5.5, first reg. 1911 (folio25) by McIlwraith
McEacharn reg closed July 1915, upon sale to Norwegians
EMANUEL, LOST 1890 see under correct spelling æEmmanuelÆ
EMEL JULIUS, wrongly identified and name wrong, see EMIL JULIUS
EMELIA & ELLEN, see entry for Ellen, previously and having been
sold to Hobart in 1835, her register was closed in1837 as condemned and
broken up which would suggest this took place in 1836 at Hobart, although
last entry was departure for New Zealand in Jan. 1836 û WHILE YOU
SUGGEST BROKEN UP IN London.
EMILIa Geelong 1854, nothing with name like this in Geelong in 1854
EMILIENE French, Les Sables, not stables.
EMILY f&a 61, b.1859 Cochin, indo-china, was
from Roper River, and not island
EMILY kt b.1875 lost 1918 Victoria, no trace of anything like this
reg in Australia in 1918. Tthe vessel reg closed 1918 was lost when burnt
by natives in1888
EMILY guano brig, wonder where that came from no trace anywhere
Emily Allison, WAS BUILT ST.Marys bay and was registered at sydney
Emily Ann 39t broached-to, not simply broached.
EMILY DOWNING, when sold out of govt svc in 1855 to Messrs Downing
& Degraves, and renamed,
EMILY MILLER, was not from Tomago, which is on the Hunter river, north
of Sydney but from Tomaga near Broulee Island just north of batemans
EMILY REED was built at Waldoborough as abbreviated in
my notes, another typo?? They are still coming fast and furious every
EMILY SMITH, I quote registered tonnage detail
EMILY T û all that waffle because SAN copiest at first
misread Register for Emily T the 1870 entry a simple transcription
error seeing the vessel built 1877
EMMA Sth Aust Comp brig 161t om B 1824 Ncle on tyne which
is the next entry with wrong tonnage, and it called at Kangaroo Island
before Holdfast Bay and was ashore in 1836 see SextonÆs Arrivals
Emma ctr 17 tons, no trace of these incidents
EMMA 81 TONS actually of 52 tons see later,then another
EMMA 81 tons reg Pt Fairy May 1853 registered as 81 tons,
but when remeas in 1860 and reg Geelong û 77 tons and the incident
said to have happened 1864 was for the sch of 52 ton,
EMMA clipper brig, see vessel 139 tons, loss NZ 1860 built Kingston
New Brunswick which is some distance up the St.Johns river from the main
city of St.John and your comment it was built at Kingston Island, is a
misreading by many, the first misled writer probably meant Kingston IRELAND
because of port of registration was Belfast. As noted before a terrible
confusion by many writers with/about their geography.
Pockley arrived in Tobago Dec. 1842, and was for a time master of locally
built EMMA of 121 tons.
EMMA & ALICE was built at Calais, Maine, not Calise wherever
that may be
Emma Kemp, typo 1936??? Reg Sydney 12/1828
EMMA PRECOTT, when first Melbourne 1852 159 tons, when
remeas 147 tons,
Emma Pyers was never a drogher but a small passenger vessel/ferry,
and it was abandoned and the register closed 1930, And had nothing to do
with queensland wherever Loney grabbed that fairy tale.
EMMA SHERRAT , survivors returned by OPALIA, not the name you
EMPIRE lost WÆbool 1850 probably a mistake for enterprise
sch 58 ton lost sept. 1850 no empire shown
Empire VIC.GOVT SCHOONER: 72 T, 70.0 X 19.3 X 6.1
b.1849 Baltimore MD, reg trans to sydney from SFo in Jan. 1852, sold
to H M Col.Govt.Vic. March 1853, and reg closed. In 1865 replaced
by PHAROS In 1866 converted to lightship to be placed near wreck of city
of launceston etc.
EMPIRE STAR 12656gm lost 48.14n 26.22W
EMPRESS 114 tons built 1846 by David Jones Fremantle vide contep press
EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA, tsmv 2900 two thousand odd passenger???
Sunk straits of Malacca August 23, 1992
EMU paddler Lakes entrance was ON88943 103t,
B. 1886 Sth.Melbourne for North Gippsland S.n.Co., that was sold to West
aust. in 1895
ENA ON112506 .was orig. 109 tons and the early incident only a stranding,
she was built for the pearling trade but went to Port Adelaide c.1930
ENA pearling lugger washed ashore lower down is the same as the B.1900
ENCHANTER 486 tons, vide press, arrived Geelong Dec. 1851
from London and moved to Melbourne to load leaving Pt.Phillip via Melbourne
feb. 28 1852, was built at Dundee. And was probably reg. Aberdeen in the
Enchantress Aust.Pearling co. lost 1864??? Should be 1874
ENCOUNTER HMAS built of Iron û things have gone backward,
but most sources say steel completed in 1905, laid down in 1901,
armament removed and renamed PENGUIN, 1923 for duty as training ship
paid off aug.1929,, taken to Cockatoo island and stripped before being
sunk by gunfire off sydney Sept. 14, 1932.
ENDEAVOUR 800 tons, scuttled at Dusky Sound, hardly can be called a
ENDEAVOUR 1852 no vessel named Endeavour visited any Victorian port
between 1846 and 1855.
ENDEAVOUR ctr 17 tons, Adelaide river is in Northern Ter. this
incident took place in the Port river (or Creek) PORT Adelaide
ENDEAVOUR Wss burnt Endeavour river, four entries below duplicated.
Loney mistaken, as so often with his readings, because the event of 1885
was noted and register closed in 1902!!!! He could not or did not read
ENDEAVOUR w sch 140 B.1891 by and for Marine Salvage Assoc,
Footscray reg folio 6/92 hulked may 1913 and sold Govt
of SA. On95995
Endeavour Sss lost en route Macquarie is û Hbt.,
is also the next entry
Energy WSS lost 1906 bungaree close to Norah Head.
EGELBERT, to be more accurate you should say built in Bremen, now part
of Germany as it was not in 1863
Second entry for egelbert, SAN simply a typo for date otherwise
ENTERPRISE, re Capt.Farley, an A.Farley was master of an ENTERPRISE,
58 TON, lost at WÆbool in 1850 Farley apparently handing over
to Mr.Caught in Melbourne in august 1850 And I did not say Bateman sailed
this vessel but he used it. There was NO Enterprise wrecked in 1857 û
just another mistake by someone. Capt, Noon was never in charge of anything
called enterprise, and throughout 1854 was master of TYNE, on the WÆbl
run. In mid 1853 for a few months he had the FREEDOM and no sign of anything
to do with an enterprise, But Noon was master of Red Rover, in WÆbool
when the enterprise was lost in Sept. 1850
ENTERPRISE Loney wreck 1881 is identical with entry at foot of page,
which was stranded Deal Is, in 1881.
Enterprise, 1st and second entry about Enterprise ss ashore Murray
mouth, same vessel. The vessel at Murray Mouth was- Iss 30g,24n,
lengthened 1872 = 36/24 B.sydney 1868. in 1873 acquired by
South Aust.Government for work on Roper river NT in connection with overland
telegraph then returned Port Adelaide, employed on Lake Alexandrina
briefly till sold for work in Port Adelaide Oct. 1884 to the Adelaide Steam
Tug co, see my Steam Tugs of South Australia reg. Closed 1913.
ENTERPRISE, Iron tsmv, was built in 1887 as Hopper barge PUMBA, WAS
CONVERTED into a twin screw gravel barge in 1958 at Brisbane it was owned
by Wm.Collin & Co., according advice to me by former manger Collin
ENTERPRISE, W barge 78/44t B.1896 Perth WA and lately owned by Swan
River Shipping Co,reg.Fremantle, scuttled north of Rottnest Island Feb.
1945, vide reg folio 13/1906
EOLLIN, nothing with a name like that shown in Port Phillip 1845-1855
ERINA, built Brisbane Water 1837 an 1840, no trace in registers or
history of Brisbane Water
ERNEST REYER, the State of Oregon is in USA so why your comment???
ERRINGHI, scuttled 1951 see my Scuttled & Abandoned ships
But why in shipwreck ency?supose might b called an incident???
ESCORT tug, builders name GREEN, see typo. As corrected
in next, almost identical entry??? And while the number of vessels
registered in London was usually high I think eleven hundred odd rather
a high folio nr, especially when everywhere else it is shown as eleven!!!
ESSEX I ss b.1880 was owned by Collin & Co for many years,
but see also my History of Port of Maryborough\
ESSINGTON, no trace of anything called ESSENDON registered or reported
in the 1850s
ESTER built 1886, reg. Hobart Ester Sailing Ship Co, then owned by
Victorian Lighterage from 1912, ex reg. Hobart in 1910 converted to lighter
in 1912 a very involved and unclear entry
ESTHER, lost Hawke river, I was unable to establish how SAN found that
information as it does not appear on the register and they were unable
to explain however the vessel was last seen in a disabled condition off
Broken bay into which the HAWKESBURY river flows which may explain the
ESTHER built 1864 two entries the same vessel
ESTHER bottom pg 298, actually ESTER which has already been mutilated
earlier Harry OÆ\May got the owner right but spelt the shipÆs
name wrong And your inane comments about what it should be just another
thoughtless comment, you could have easily settled the matter with a little
thought or checking û throught there is constant evidence of thoughtless
ESTHER MARIA, part owner named BOOKS, NOT Brooks
ETHEL B. 1870, the three entries you list were all for the same vessel,
but the last owner did not advise Registrar of damage or loss and the entry
ETHEL B.T. I suggest you misunderstand the wording of notice
to mariners and the vessel was lost near the western entrance etc.ec
ETHEL JACKSON, Bull completely wrong - she filled and sunk in
ross river but raised and made into a hulk
Pg301, commences with what seems part of Ettalong which is rather confused,
to say the least.
ETTIE built 1877 but year of build not shown
EUCLA Iss B.1901 Ayr, as Wexford, purchased 1912 and renamed
by WA STAte Shipping svc reg.fre folio 11/1912
EURIBES registered as URIBES
Eurimbla built for Australasian s.N.Co., in other
collisions not mentioned û see my aust.,Coastal Pass ships.
EURO tug was sold to Howard Smith, and for some time was stationed
in Fremantle by Adel S.T.Co. = see my Steam Tugs of south Australia
EUROKA, 51 tons, WHICH I INCORRECTLY SHOW AS EUREKA ON PREVIOUS PAgE
Euroka paddler confirm built from steel plate
EUROPA, when copying I omitted NS after Hants, which of course
means nova scotia. But no vessel could be registered at Nova scotia, which
is a province and to register a vessel it would have to be home ported
somewhere and in 1865 it was formerly registered in Port Adelaide
folio 9 of 1864. much confusion When en rolled Pt.Adelaide
the previous register was London.
EUROPE, no vessel this name listed as coming or going to Melb/WÆtown
in 1856. There was a 3m ship this name 557 tons which arrived 1853
and was sold in 1855 to james Graham and Fred. Lamb and reg
as folio 85 of 1855, that became a hulk in 1858 officially although it
could have been hulked in 1855 and when sold to Throckmorton in 1858
mentioned as hulk which could fit, although no record of capt.
EURYNOME, why two identical entires?????
EUTERPE missing. Doubtful, the vessel identified, by tonnage
was not built Isle of Man, but in Sunderland, and Eden Holme built in 1875
had a much longer life.
EVA 3rd entry page 304, typo on date but third line shows
1987? What should it be?
EVA W ss ON74679 B. 1876 Williamstown. did not go
to Spencer Gulf SS or the Adelaide SS .. see my Steam tugs of S.A.
, because it was sold to South Australian S S co which in turn went
to various steam launch companies, and eventually Adelaide steam Tug co
EVA steamer lost Western port, was probably W screw steamer
built Rock Davis 1873 and sold to Melbourne Feb.1876 owner F.Burt,
the original eng, removed late 1876, operated as sail until new engine
installed in 1878 after returned to Sydney, in March 1876 the Melbourne
register records sale from Mr.Burt to W.R.Carter. so only a stranding,apparently
EVA 41 tons, you say possibly lost -= I give partics from Custom register
that confirms this although you do not mention it
EVA lost Cossack Creek, a second entry see four above this
EVA LYNCH, when built? `1884????
EVELYN, 61 tons, wrecked in 1890 in qld, now wrecked in Port Davey
TAS the next year????
EVERGREEN, you say I list it lost in 1914, but I do NOT, I say she
vanished mid 1906 but the register was closed in 1914, with disappeared
EWALD, Hanover was not in Germany when this vessel built,
but a principality of the Holy Roman Empire, if you wish to be precise,
but you could say a German principality if you prefer, but it was
NOT part of the state of Germany which at that time did NOT EXIST!
EWBANK, barge rig, similar to ketch, but hardly a schooner, however
probably by this a simple barge to be towed
Excelsior PG, 307 BUILT MELBOURNE 1878, CORRECTLY ENTERED PREVIOUS
PAGE AS HULK AT Melbourne in 1878 but built in 1855!!!!!!!!!
EXCELSIOR SS OF 1882 WAS HULKED 1919 AND ONLY 1929 TRANSFERED
TO Victorian Lighterage
EXCELSIOR ss B.1897 , and sold in 1933 to S.A.Harbors board
and converted into a coal hulk. Was built for Northern NSW rivers trade,
but sold French in 1902, but returns to Sydney reg in 1904 for S.A.coastal
EXCELSIOR, which you now enter as a dummy barge, was extensively covered
above as a screw steamer! Built 1897!!!!!!!!!!!
EXCHANGE 184 , lost sydney, you have mutilated the story and used the
man CowellÆs name as a place, which is is not, Mr.Cowell came from
the Water Police at Camp Cove û typesetting seems to be getting worse
Ps EXPERIMENT OF 1832 was not intended as a Parramatta ferry but to
work on the tributaries of the Hunter river to bring cargo to the Morpeth-sydney
steamers. And it was built by messrs Singleton & Yeomans. And
in April 1833 was sold to Edye Manning who had an engine installed for
use as a Parramatta ferry. Bris paper Feb. 26, 1848 said sunk, raised,
april 22 1848 resumes trips to Ipswich and the same Brisbane
paper says she made her last trip to Ipswich Sept. 29, 1849, and
the hull was demolished, and probably parts re-used by Taylor Winship the
shipbuilder. but all that waffle about being left in the river is stupid,
how on ever could they continue using the riverside berth with such a large
lump of rubbish near the wharf? The SMH herald comment was about it being
EXPERT 68 tons, two identical entries, but the stranding in 1884
was just that, her register was closed in1889 with æsold to Natives
of JavaÆ Oct 1889 when registered at Melbourne in 1876 it was by
a resident of South Australia who was owner/master
EXPRESS 2nd entry deals with same vessel as immy before
EXPRESS Iss B.1853 Hull, brought to Australia by Howard Smith
arriving July 1854. and placed upon the Geelong-Melbourne route. Reg.London
in March 1859 re-reg Melbourne by Smith & Skinner, and retained on
the geelong route in aug. 1861 Howard Smith sells his interest to the former
agent at Geelong, Mr.Parker, who many years after became a partner of the
Huddarts, In nov. 1874 the vessel was sold to New Zealand The vessel
was NEVER owned by Huddart,parker & Co. see my history
of that Company. I do not know where DG got his information but it all
up that well known creek.but then GregoryÆs information has always
EXPRESS 3 below first, is the same ship with still very incorrect
information which I correct above. The vessel never traded for Huddart,Parker
& Co, to Geelong and this pile of rubbish sends her to New Zealand
in 1860 but involved in things on the bay in 1864 and 1868????? û
there has certainly been a lot of fairy tales, or guesswork in the so-called
ÆhistoryÆ of this vessel
FAILFORD, my typo on is 106176 newspaper ref in yours with
typo & masterÆs name probably typo
FAIR JANE, no contemporary reference
FAIR TASMANIAN, originally rigged as THREE mast barque, converted to
FAIRLIE, first time vessel this name in Australia was to Sydney 1834,
AND LATER TO HOBART
FAIRLIE, A COASTER - hardly coasting Norfolk Island, and nothing
with that name then owned Aust or NZ
Fairlie, 177 WAS BUILT AT Buckie, IN County.Banffshire
FAIRLIGHT ferry, iron hull, hulked 1912
FAIRY first two entries same vessel
FAIRY third entry typo in date much talk of 1840s, suddenly
1950 rushes in
FAIRY QUEEN, some sources said iron hull imported in sections.
But when first reg in 1843 said to have wood hull and the engine had been
removed reg closed 1894 vessel had been broken up
FAIRY ROCK, the owner lived at Aubeena
FAIRY ROCK, brig b.1859 first in aust. at sydney 1864
FALCONà what has an opium clipper to do with Australia?????
FALCON, I ss tug, 134 tons, B.1884 Leith for Huddart, Parker and others,
reg Melbourne 88, stationed Pt Adelaide from 1896 and ended as Port PirieÆs
regular tug until broken up 1961 second entry for tug, the same vessel
as is the third entry
FAME, vessel VISON in 1866 was brig, not kt, reporting error
FAME whaler 203 tons, in Australia from 1831
FAME 15 tons b.1847 was actually named JANE AS PER MY LIST
Fancy 28T Owners Grey not Great River etc.
FANNIE M was not composite, but wood went ashore, but on
June 15 when trying to refloat she took fire etc. etc
FANNY arrived Sydney 1835, lost in New Zealand 1836
FANNY 27 tons, B.1826 was believed missing on voyage to Hobart, but
only delayed, as I mention in loss reported in 1844,
The vessel FANNY owned by Henty was regularly in the Launceston-West
australia trade in the 1830s and is probably the vessel Henderson cannot
locate and your next Entry gets the confusion even more involved
but HentyÆs Fanny was the one lost in 1844
Fanny YOU 238 TNS, ACTUALLY WAS 23 TONS, SEE MY LOSS IN SOUTH
AUST. 1838, WHICH IS FOR THIS VESSEL. And is covered by your next entry
FANNY cuter 20, tries to take in the former HentyÆs cutter built
in 1826 and your comments only confuse the issue. The vessel lost
on Coorong was not salvaged, and Hentys continue to sail the 1826 vessel
between Tasmania and Fremantle until it was lost or shortly before although
it undoubtedly worked wherever someone paid for it to do so. When
first registered the tonnage was shown as 27 & 8/94th tons
in 1834 26 & 91/94th tons and as press said she was owned by
Messrs Fisher when Lost it is likely Hentys had sold her and the facts
I obtained the registrations from England as the Launceston files have
been lost and Henderson busily misread, or misunderstood them as my copies
were from the actual custom house files, not the Board of TradeÆs
assumptive files this may explain the supposed differences
FANNY claims of schooner and or lighters in Williamstown, etc in 1850s,
unsupported by factual reports, although one or two vessels named Fanny
in port may have been used as a lighter.
FANNY LOST 1853 NEWCASTLE, ON PGE315. COVERED IN GREATER DETAIL PAGE
314 SEE BRIG 223 ETC.
Fanny 184 TONS, REPEATED TWO ENTRIES LATER WITH MORE DETAIL ABOUT AN
EARLIER ATTACK MENTIONED IN MY LOSS REPORT
Fanny Campbell, lost in the Banks group which I have previously explained
in a group north of Vanuatu
FANTOME HMS dismantled in 1841, but performing work in
the 1850s??? There was no RN warship this name dismantled in 1841 there
was one sold out in 1864 which possibly is your vessel that was =
brig-sloop 483 tons builder meas. Commissioned at Chatham Dockyard
in 1839 which had 12 32 pounder cannons, among other armament.
You continually place Cochin in China, which it is was not
FAVOUR OF 1864, as I mention is in error for loss in 1880 the
two entries between are complete errors
FAVOURITE of 1808 in sydney arrived Nov. 11, was described as
an American Brig from the Feejees, but aboard was Mr.Kable who was returning
from China via Penang, having sold a vessel at Canton. Etc. Departed Dec
for Fejees and China.
FAVOURITE MISSING in 1852, search was by HMS Acheron paddle steam sloop
b1838 and sold out of RN at Sydney in 1855 my spelling of favourite from
FAVOIURITE 15 TONS,LOST UNKNOWN, AND YOU HAVE CONFUSED THINGS BY SUGESTING
IT WAS LOST NR CAPE HOWE, WHICH, OF COURSE, WAS THE OTHER VESSEL
THIS NAME. And repeat the loss of the 96 tons vessel again, having given
full treatment page before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FAVOURITE AND STORY ABOUT San Francisco WHERE DID facts COME
FROM AND WHY NO REFERENCE TO ARRIVAL FROM Australia û all from unsourced
secondary source? but is it the next entry?????
FAVORITE (VIDE PRESS), ASHORE Swan island was inward from Rarotonga
when touched ground as Swan Point is identical with the vessel ashore Kangaroo
Island. and probably only touched the ground, as she berthed in Melbourne
the next day
FAVOURITE MISSING IN 1852, YOUR NEXT ENTRY GIVES WRONG INFORMATIN BUT
IS THE SAME . LOSS - THE VESSEL WAS Melbourne-Sydney not Hobart
The next entry also a duplication, for loss at or near Tweed river
FAWKNER Melbourne Harbour Trust, is not a æcoÆ but
a trust and it was scuttled May 20, 1935
FEAR NOT, folio 22 of 1875 confirmed
FEARLESS blackbirder, is the vessel shown immediately above,
as lost 1902.
FEARLESS wooden tug, broken up in 1952, and so your report
of work in 1957 refers to the steel vessel of same name built 1945 in USA
and acq. For Brisbane in 1954.
FEARLESS 1916 fo SAN we tried but unable to locate any reference,
FEDLAMA two identical entries and second with unnecessary inane
FELIX schooner 25 arrived Sydney Oct. 1838
see my full report about arrival and loss
FENELLA ps see Aust Coastal Passenger ships, Arrived Melbourne
Feb. 20, 1855 for sale and began Melbourne-Portland trade later Melbourne-Pt.Albert,
Melb-Hbt, before being acquired by Hunter River NEW S.N.Co, not the Hunter
River Company and sold to Hong Kong in 1861
FERGUSON, a wonderful conjuring trick. You are adamant lost in
April 1840 when you quote a Sydney Herald note for Jan.31 1841, but the
same vessel the same master (Capt.Virtue) arrived in Port Phillip Jan.15,1841
from London with migrants then moves to sydney sailing Feb.6, arrives in
Sydney February 19, 1841, and departed April 14, with subsequent
wreck reports as I list, so the item in January 1841, if it did appear
was about something else. Which I did not find. and I suspect your report
of Jan. 31, should be July 31 which I find my notes reading very
closely to the words you give for January, although the Jan. report was
in 1842 ha ha??? It would seem, someone in your weird and wonderful collection
of misinformation has misread their own notes and his/her waffle has been
collected by many other dippers into secondary sources. The ship had been
visiting Sydney since 1829 making the last call before 1841 in 1839
FERNDALE . last two entries this name the same ship.
FERMOUNT, the AVON, WAS NOT COMPLETELY DESTROYED BUT LATER
SALVAGED AND MADE A LIGHTER
Ferret WAS never OWNED BY Mt.Gambier SS Co, but was acquired by Wm.Whinam,
who was in opposition to Mt.Gambier Company û see Aust.Coastal Pass
Ships.Official number wrong û see my book for correct figures, which
I have double checked and in 1918 by some refitting of accommodation
gross tonnage now 460 g. employed in Western Australia and on qld
coast before taking up the Port Lincoln-Pt Adelaide run
FIDES built 1857 not 37, and again you make things happen out of sequence.
The vessel was lost May 1860 but you have it doing so in 1859 having left
London January 1860 all very confusing and beyond belief
FIDES of 1919 four mast aux. sch, dismasted on the queensland coast.
She arrived in Pt.Adelaide Dec. 1928. the owner had hoped to operate her
in the coastal trades but could not obtain any charters due to the depression.
FIDRA, you only give the nett tonnage
FIFESHIRE, lost Arrow Reef, you could mention it was near Nelson, inNew
FIONA twin screw steamer stranded in 1860s, no such animal
ever registered or in insurance registers
FIONA . in 1940 = S ss b.1933 fourth this name for CSR sold Hong Kong
august 1958 2269g orig 2198
FIRE QUEEN was 61 tons, register closed æbroken up about
1894Æ no report of wreck, supposedly abandoned.
FIRE QUEEN, 2nd, fire float built 1926, assisted at a fire in 1910?????????
The 1926 was twin screw motor vessel
FIRE FLY, b.1837 you have again supplied an immense amount of useless
guess work. There is no evidence it came from England in frame,as it was
built by Sydney shipbuilder see also my Paddle Steamers of Australia &
New Zealand Mr.Russel built in 1837 and was first employed on the
Parramatta river according to the Sydney Gazette of Nov., 1837,
Sydney Gazette June 24, 1838 æhas been sold by Mr.Manning to
Capt.Brown,(capt. of Denmark Hill), and will be taken to Melbourne by Denmark
Hill which sails tomorrowà.the Denmark Hill only left in september
The Port Phillip Patriot Nov. 18, 1839 reported it was operating
between Melbourne and Williamstown, twice daily, the same paper in December
carried a report by someone who visited Williamstown by this steamer who
said it was misnamed and should be called æSLOTHÆ It
was never registered and there are various reports of the engine being
removed for other purposes, and as better steamers appeared in 1840/1 it
was obviously found wanting.
FIRE FLY, tender was = W ss 15g/8n B. for use on the Yarra but taken
to Echuca in 1864 for Murray river work, sold to S.A.Govt early 1867 for
use on the Cadell NT exploration. Steamed to Newcastle, via ports, Cadell
simply reported her lost in August
FITZJAMES BUILT 1852, ARRIVED Melbourne July 15, 1866 in
distress and surveyed and condemned, auctioned she was purchased with the
intention of repairing it, but this found to be impossible and she was
placed on the bank. In 1876 was sold to the S.A.Govt for use as a quarantine
hulk in Port Adelaide and was towed there by ss Woonona arriving May 31,1876
and moored off the Semaphore, and from time to time employed in various
duties, one as boys reformatory. She was broken up in 1892
FITZROY S ss b. 1883 for Australasian S.N.c. thence
FITZROY S ss b.1912 owners were LANGLEY BROS S.S.CO, NOT
North Coast company
FIVE ISLANDS, there have been NO Manly ferries named KANIMBLA
so supposedly the incident featured the Sydney Ferry co vessel that name
FLASH, iron lost 1853 always a schooner in press, Loney probably confused
with the Brig rigged vessel of Melbourne in use same time. And vessel
definitely from Hobart, having left Geelong late Nov for trip to Hobart
FLEETWING, W ss, ON73321, 31g/21n, reg.sydney 94 of 1875,
built 1874 Hardman, Nowra,NSW., SMH Nov. 24,1874 ônew
stream yacht for MR.J.C.Lloyd, launched yesterdayÆ Argus Feb. 1877
arrived yesterday is a lighter and or ferry boat to carry 125 people. Jan.
1880 to John Huntley, Sept. 1881 Andrew Lyell, miner of Macquarie
Harbour Oct. 1883 returns to sydney reg.
FLEETWING, lost Queensland was from Townsville for south
so Cape Cleveland very relevant.
FLENSBORG words describing damage unintelligible û he wad here??????????//
FLINDERS 948 T, CHARTERED BY MciLWRAITH IN 1893 NOT 1890 and Mr.McIlwraith
sold to his brotherÆs company. THE MINOR INCIDENT OF Henderson
involved the other ss Flinders 498 tons and in 1888 owned by Adelaide SS
co.,to be clear about these ships see my Australian Coastal pass Ships
for full details
FLORA 130 tons, was built AT Lea Wharf, not by
FLORA lost Tasmania, register said north east coast
FLORA said to be lost in 1902 at Cossack. I have
harbour board, records, Battye Library files and other refs which do NOT
mention this vessel so if it existed it was an unregistered very small
FLORA MACDONALD, built on the Tamar, why listed???
FLORENCE IRVING, Australasian SN Co but ordered by a director
for Clarence & Richmond Rivers S.N.Co. but never trans to them and
sold by bankrupt estate of director to ASN see also Aust.Coastal Pass Ships
FLORENCE MAUD, ISS TUG BUILT FOR Victoria Sugar Company, who
sold to CSR in 1887, used to tow barges and lighters to and
from the sugar works
FLORENCE MAUD, ketch, you say lengthened then give original measurements,
new ones were = 67.5 x 15.2 x 5.4 35 tons. Loney and Paterson give
original dimensions before she was altered in 1888
FLOWER OF YARROW ON20428
FLY HMS brig sloop 387t b 1813 sold out may
1828 at Bombay. At Sydney from Madras aug 1826 - left for Madras
via Hobart Town Feb. 1827 so it was not lost off Sydney heads in 1827 although
that is probably just bad editing, and it was the Perseverance that
was lost although I cannot confirm that either.
FLY HMS 485t b. Pembroke dock 1831 made coal hulk in 1855
first in Australia 1842, in Torres Strait 1844
FLYING CHILDERS lost 1877 captain was probably named LUCAS, not as
FLYING CLOUD LOST 1870 Another stupid comment about why
she was lost where she was û she was on her way from Port Adelaide
to Melbourne, having put into Port Adelaide for orders û these unnecessary
and often very stupid comments do nothing to enhance the reputation of
the editor or the publication. I clearly said how it happened in my book
and I do not know how any ship can get from Pt.Adelaide to Melbourne without
passing cape Banks and Northumberland
FLYING DOE, nothing like that ever registered and no other reference
FLYING DRAGON, that arrived Melbourne Dec. 30, 1853 77 days out from
London was a barque of 673/787 tons, which does not seem to match the much
larger vessel lost in 1862
FLYING DUTCHMAN ashore at Port Albert august 1850 was identical
with the brig this name lost at Port Adelaide 1851, although tonnages seem
to be incorrectly reported the variation between 90 or 89 and 30 seems
odd although additional deckhousing could explain it
FLYING FISH, SAN folio 19/1857 correct
FLYING SCUD. amazing confusion, it was built by messrs Cook at Appledore,
Devon, and first owners were resident of Isle of Man, but you have once
again rearranged geography.
FOAM 2ND ENTRY FOR on79280 NEVER REG IN New Zealand no matter
how you change the spelling of Lyttleton. It capsized near the Lakes
Entrance Vic. in Nov.1905 when owned by Mr.Prior. and the vessel lost in
Pittwater, Tas, not Broken Bay NSW was ON119240 as I show in my book but
as so frequently happens you or your very misguided authors have managed
to mix everything into a very muddled cocktail. I find nothing like the
vessel of 10 tons you claim was capsized, but I quote from the Underwriters
register with my information
FOREST OF WINDSOR, actually named FORREST QUEEN from Windsor a town
FORGET ME NOT, when built Dantzig was one of the Hanseatic states and
not in any other country û as I have mentioned many times, this sort
of thing needs clarification
FORSTER was moored at BreckenridgeÆs mill at Failford when burnt
FORSTER built 1914 was owned by builders û the Miles family,
FORWARD BQ built 1847 sold for demolition in 1888
and broken up in 1889 - IN 1869 to Sydney. IN 1874
ACQ by Howard Smith and made a lighter
FOSTER FYANS, cannot understand what may confuse anyone with my account
that gives a factual step by step report of the accident û what confused
FOX -BRIG capt Cox lost sept 26,1810 Amsterdam Island, in Sydney in1809
and owner said to be Campbell & CO., but which company not clear
FOX turning into another confused mess.
FOX .brig 222 tons in Port Fairy when MARY in trouble did not
have master named Irvine, it was Lowe and the vessel assisting was Lowestoft,
master Munyard. The first time a master named Irvine, Irving etc., in charge
of a FOX is June 1842 the vessel a brig 163 tons, and last time Jan. 1843
at Portland loading for Hobart. so this entry all wrong. Although the different
tonnages all concern the one vessel FOX In May 1839 when first enrolled
at Launceston it was given as 222t om by aug, 1841 it was given as
154 new meas. And in 1843 as 149
Last two FOX pg. 336 same vessel. Which was built in 1851,rr 1851,
not 57 and first in Aust at Hobart in 1854 as 183 tons, 1861 tonnage now
158 and rigged as Herm. brig, changed in 1864 = 2 m sch, 157 tons,
when reg.Sydney 13/1861 last owner before æwreckedÆ apl.
18, 1864 was Thos.Green & Sheldon. In charge of part owner David
Howell (other ptnr Alex Fraser) lost Richmond river in 1871 û these
entries need a lot of clarifying if to assist anyone
FRANCES Fremantle 2/56 twice why??
Frances Charlotte had made a number of voyages to Australia before
FRANCIS HENTY W bq in 1869 orig ship, 441t, B. 1852 Aberdeen,
last owner from May 1873/4 Thos Jenner. Reg closed broken up, 1880 at Footscray
GERTRUDE FRANCIS, see Gertrude Frances and try and reconcile û
FRANCIS HENTY , PG.339 RE GOLD ROBBERY, THIS ENTRY WAS FOR
Iss dredger b,1889 for Melbourne Harb.Trust Scuttled aug. 15,1950 see æScuttled
& Abandoned shipsÆ
FRANCIS NAPOLEON DUPLICATED.
FRANCISCO lugger, 18933 means 1893?
FRANCUS FREELING??? POSSIBLY Francis Freeling???? Which was in Tasmanian
waters at that time
FRANKLIN, see Aust. Coastal Pass ships, foundered in Townsville July
26,1893, not 1896 according Marine board report. You say it was lost off
Point Malcolm Israelite Bay but then in comment say that is not in
FRANZ was originally 23/1872 reg Sydney ex Peru and
was the same vessel as above
FREAK (another fantasy section) first entry - the 1849 item could
not have happened to a vessel lost in 1834 and the first vessel measured
84 feet inches, I do not know where you got your 64 feet from
FREAK, brig ashore, that you list above, is the vessel ON32385
FREAK FORE AND AFT SCHOONER, NO TRACE ANYWHERE
Brig Stockton ballast wharf is also ON 32385
FRED S WHITE, San lists date reg. closed not fate
FREDERICA, b.1858, July 1877 reg Melbourne by coal factor William Morely,
who was bought out by Messrs Huddart & Partners in July 1878, reg closed
broken up 1913 = see my shipowners booklet No. 17 for full history Huddarts
FREDERICA, second entry completely wrong. The vessel involved
was OTAGO as you say under that vesselÆs name but Lawson was usually
so far out on most things he is hardly worth mentioning regarding nautical
Frederick,1818 on her final voyage having tried to go west about put
back to Hobart, arriving Hobart May 1818, set out again in June via Torres
strait and reported lost as I published û do not know how the vessel
could be lost in Torres Strait in May 1818 when it was recuperating in
Hobart from a lost attempt to get away.. (if you do not believe me, see
the Hobart papers of the day or the Roebuck series Hobart arrivals/departures)
YOU do have a lot of highly inaccurate reports
which you preferred to use in lieu of properly researched material
FREDERICK, lost in New Zealand, was entering Hokitika RIVER not harbour
û there was not a harbour there.
FREDICA, Huddarts coal hulk was actually named FREDERICA
Freetrader,B.1850 ORIGINALY û 148 TONS 83.1 X 20.9 X 11.2 2 MAST
SCHOONER. 1856 LENGHENED = NOW 109.8 3 M BARQUE 206 TONS,.
1890 = 188T 111.0 X 22.2. WAS BUILT FOR Pt.albert trade.
FREYA, my detail from contemporary Hamburg reports. Loney seems to
have mistakenly taken FREJA built for Danish owners as vessel involved,
see Lloyds registers
FRIENDSHIP, Currumbene, is a place in Jervis Bay where ships were constructed
FROLIC (as soon as we get a few vessels same name there seems to be
FROLIC built Port Macquarie NSW not Tasmania, it begins. No one else
knows about vessel like this lost Richmond River 1855. but as T.S.Mort
was an auctioneer no doubt the SMH entries for 1853 are correct although
the vessel was re-reg in 1854 (folio 4) in the name of Mort so instead
of him selling he MAY have purchased her.
FROLIC, SAID TO BE TRADING TWEEN AUCK AND SYDNEY 1870
- no ship this name and size registered in any British port Australia or
elsewhere in 1870.
FROWNING BEAUTY, I also noted she was salvaged and became a coal hulk
û editorial troubles again??
G F H ON138910 226.5 1142G
G.H.PEAKE registered as George H.Peake
G.W.WOLF was registered as G.W.WOLFF TWO EFFS NO EEE
Gabo see aust.coastal pass ships, was sold in 1917 to the
China Australia Mail ss co for trade Aust-China, reg. Hong, Hong, returns
Sydney reg 1921 when purchased by Patricks
GAMBIER see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships.
GAMECOCK, W ss tug, ON88984 B.1886 A.Callen, Stockton NSW for J &
A Brown Broken up and register closed 1950, harbour tug.
GANNET W sch ON64800 25t, B.1875 Whites Williamstown, May 1881 owned
by Charles Coe and probably vessel stranded Oct. 1881
GANNET steamer two entries same vessel was = I ps
ON88928 216tons, Built 1884 Barrow. Built for Melbourne Harbour Trust.
sold 1897 to John Bateman, reg. Fremantle. 1907 to Messrs Fenwick, reg.Sydney
and now 243 gt, made hulk,c.1941, and remains scuttled off Sydney
GARFIELD was 84 tons, my typo
GARMULA, æSierra Leone BasinÆ??????????
GARNETT, ON 83779 correct.
GAZEHOUND, details of vessel available in my publication
GAZELLE 154 tons, two entries for same ship and loss report????????????/
GAZELLE wrecked 1848 ænear the Murray Mouth and near Salt Creek,
there were/are many salt creeks thereabout, the one indicated was
probably near the southern end of the Coorong, but hardly 50 miles from
GAZELLE, I ss see also Aust.Coastal Pass.Ships. 73 tons, when
built, rebuilt 1867 = 79/47 ON40931 never officially owned by the
railway company. In 1856 sold to Launceston for tamar river trades,Feb.1862
trans to Lyttelton returns to Melbourne 1879. register closed
æ sunk Apollo bay Feb. 1888Æ there is no record of bringing
any passengers from anywhere to Melbourne, arriving March 1854 and sold
on arrival for the Williamstown ferryÆtender to land overseas passengers
GAZELLE, stmr General Grant, a sailing ship can hardly be described
as a steamer, so that is meaningless, the other possibility û the
steamer lost in Apollo bay later
GAZELLE STMR arrived Melbourne 1854, was the one listed above
(we do always seem to have problems when a popular name crops up)
GEEBUNG, first entry NOT sunk off Sydney but made into houseboat in
1941, vide register and sunk c. 1962 as reported later and had been owned
by Victorian Lighterage for many years.
Sydney vessel was an unregistered former government owned vessel
First two entries ps GEELONG, same vessel. With the year depart confirmed
as 1852 And of course the usual geographic confusion, Greenock being in
And completely muddled comment after these entries û I
should say æalmost as usualÆà why is it
when there are more than one of the same name confusion pours in at a rate
of knots??? with all of your contributors grabbing bits and pieces from
every ship of the same name I suppose it is understandable. The unit built
Glasgow 1854 arrived june 27,1855 from Greenock. and was first registered
in 1856 by Locke & partners, it was never owned by Australasian
S.N.Co., but tug and lighterage owners first Mr Tommy Norton secondly
G.W.Cole, who sold in 1859 to New Zealand
GEELONG owned by Howard Smith, never on the Melbourne-Geelong
route and more useless chatter after entry for loss of vessel. Adding
to utter confusion about these ships some æAUTHORS?????Æ grab
the gross tonnage others stick to net
The third geelong on page 351 is the same as the Howard Smith entry
at top of page.
GEELONG P&OÆLund my report of torpedo attack wrong û
do not know how this came about, obviously confused with another entry
in my original typescript
GELLIBRAND AND HESSE. Nothing like those names mentioned in shipping
port Philip 1837 nor any accident similar near Gellibrand
GEM 99 tons, originally 121, and first in aust at Melbourne 1853, trans
from Cape Town register -- more idle chatter. The register was closed in
1919 as stated, and the underwriters register 1880 notes sunk in sydney
harbour. The vessel apparently rotted away she was last registered sydney
1878 to Arthur McDonald û Loney, as usual, confused, - never
The Gem allegedly built Williamstown in 1845, was actually the vessel
built 1828 that visited until 1842 There was no Gem built Williamstown,
but the 1856 entries refer to the vessel built 1844 at Howden Docks
Northumberland which arrived in Feb. 1852 from England.!!!!!!!!!!
GENERAL ,no vessel this name registered in Australia c. 1890
GENERAL BLANCO, w ship rigged 985 tons reg. in Kingdom of Hawaii, abandoned
after stranding and taken to port for potential repair. Brought a large
consignment of Chinese to the Victorian gold rush and was leaving Australia
when damaged. Never repaired and ultimately demolished
GENERAL BOYD, confused and inaccurate entry see BOYD, which was a ship
and a small boat, not a sloop
GENERAL GATES US brig 197 t left Sydney July not June
General Nowell 1154t arrived Dec 20 1857 from London. Feb.1858
reported ashore outside heads, Feb 8 a warrant issued for debt. HMCS Victoria
bring master Capt Howell to town under arrest. Ship name and master
the same suggests master or his family also owners
GENERAL PALMER b1815 first at Sydney 1851 in 1854 to Sydney &
Melb Steam Packet Co for coal hulk at Melbourne. thence four other
different changes of owner before bring demolished in 1863.
General Urbistanio, usual mistake about Australasian S N CO
GENERAL WOOL, first in Aust at Melb. 1854 having been purchased
in San Francisco for Launceston people
GENISTA, W ss B.1886 Wm.Dunn,Berrys bay,Sydney for Perdriau.
1889 sold to Westernport Bay & Flinders S.S.co., 1899 to E.E Smith
eldest son of Wm.Howard Smith, sold 1917 to A.K.Sambell,Melbourne 1921
to Phillip Island & Westernport Shipping Co. .Laid up at Rhyll, sank
while being demolished 1935, remains raised in 1966.
3rd enty Geographe the same as second although not composite
GEORGE KERMODE, built 1914 by Flemming & Ferguson for Ceylonese
government and named Sir William Mathews, sold to Aust govt 1915 to work
at proposed Henderson Naval base in Fremantle, laid up when work suspended,
after 1920, leased by WA govt in 1922 and purchased in 1925, and had to
be steamed to Melbourne for maintenance, in 1941 sold MHT and renamed George
Kermode scuttled 31 march 1976
GEORGE RENNIE, TUG BUILT BY Vic govt 1856 and sold 1896, as a
lighter to Howard smith who sold in 1902 for scuttling Magnetic
Island to protect a jetty
G.S.LIVANOS in Lloyds, and official war loss lists say torpedoed
GEORGE T HAY, no dates given
GENESTA, actually GENISTA
George Thompson, TWO ENTRIES FOR SAME SHIP, WITH ANOTHER ENTRY
GEORGETTE, I do not know nor can guess how Henderson got such a wrong
and very low official number, the one I quote came from Fremantle custom
house register which I thought Henderson might have consulted. Chased Catalpa
because it had come to take away some escaped West Australian convicts
transported from Ireland because they were thought to have been members
of the infamous Fenian association.
GEORGIANA 2nd, more idle chatter of no consequence, and
there was no problem for an 11 ton cutter to cross any ocean, should the
owner wish to do so, see the current craze for long solo trips around the
world in something the same size
The GEORGIANA of 149 tons, which arrived March 3 1841 from London via
Launceston was the vessel subsequently offered in the paper û just
another example of strange guesswork of which we have in this book plenty
GEORGIANA Mutiny, more fatuous comments û encylopedia
supposed to present information, not comment upon actions especially when
commentators of 2006 try to understand, but usually do not, the conditions
and attitudes of mid 1800s
GEORGINA BARQUE 315 T, WAS LISTED CORRECTLY ABOVE AS GEORGIANA, therefore
no need to æsupposeÆ anything, a simple statement Loney was
wrong should suffice.
GEORGINE davies, later amended to Georgina Davies was only stranded
in 1891, and when salvaged was re-registered as EVA
GEORGINA GODFEROY, wrong fate because, as usual Loney and friends take
the date when register closed for fate, not worrying about the actual facts
GEORGBINA SMITH, ON41472, built by James Robertson from wreck of Victory,
reg Melbourne 35.1857 Jan.1858 M.J.Campbell owner until March 1865
when passed to Wm.Fawkner of Warrnambool. Broken up and register
GERANIUM HMAS built 1915/16 paid off 1927, stripped at
Cockatoo and bare hull sunk off Sydney
GERD HEYE, report of loss from contemporary press.
GERTIE ss may HAVE BEEN TO CALL AT Ncle for coal, but was
bound for New Zealand, all sources state steel hulled, and it was the steam
tug DUNKSEY, which salvaged her
Gertrude, WAS built 1843 as I show, 1853 was a mistake by registrar
and the contemporary, i.e., Maitland paper said it was lost at PORT STEPHENS,
to the north, not near Red head to the south of the port.
GERTRUDE on38951. Loney, as usual got hold of the wrong ship when looking
Gertrude, STRANDeD 1892- DETAIL= w KT, on57578 b.1877 Huon Tas.
Owners in April. 1888 S.C.Kenyon & Strenniker, folio 1/1888 Melbourne
re reg folio 7/1918
GHAZEE, why two entries û with careful editorial control by now
we could have saved at last 30 to 40 pages!!!!
Gil blas on31701
Gilli gilli, DETAIL = w MOTOR LAUNCH, BUILT Thursday Island 1912
ON98270 owned by Commonwealth Copra Co, reg. Samarai
GIPSY, w ps orig. 108g, 55n, ON32420, B.1842 Thomspon & Chowne,
Pyrmont, for Tamar S.N.Co., in 1851 sold for use at Port Phillip,
reg Melbourne 2/1852, (with the usual confusion when there are more than
one of a name, the next entry in the book is this vessel also) In Sept.
1855 sold to Sydney reg folio111/1855 now 75g, 43 tons,
GIPSY on32584, WAS BUILT IN 1845 AND LENGTHENED IN 1850. first folio
52/1845. and enrolled by builders, in Feb.1852 purchased by
George Barclay, of Twofold bay the dimensions you quote were when she was
GIRAFFE, W brig, 260 tons, 1857 û 150t, ON311658,
first in Sydney 43 of 1839, sold to Melbourne 1857 and converted to lighter
and meas. Now 85.0 x 25/0 x 10.8,Last owner Wm.Howard Smith from 1877,
went aground in Salt Water Creek in 1887 and then declared a total loss
and reg closed Sept. 1888
GITANA , reported in press 1857 apparently vessel of 13 tons, and possibly
GLADMOR/GLADMORE, identical vessels
GLADSTONE, story re albatross. Vessel was = I 3m bq, ex screw
steamship Francisco Calderon nov.1876 B.1873, Dumbarton, came to Aust.
in 1875 from owners in Peru, sydney owners sold to Norwegians about
GLANWORTH, SEE ALSO Aust.coastal Pass ships, built for Australasian
S.N.Co, and in 1887 trans to Australasian United S.N.co, not Australian.
Lost according to MB enquiry early hours of Jan.26, during the night of
GLASGOW CITIZEN, was owned by Thomas Norton, not Norman arrived Melbourne
21 aug 1854 from Greenock april 8. in 1860 press said Capt.McLean
had been in charge while she was on the Geelong run for the last five years,
in Oct. 1861 when sold by Geelong SN press reported being refitted for
the Queenscliffe and Schnapper point trades
GLAUCUS both entries same ship, she had been chartered by A & J
Brown, Newcastle for use on the coast. In march 1928 the press said,
had been moored Williamstown for past three months but before anchored
in Hobsons bay for three years, from dec. 1916 she had engaged in the phosphate
trades. She left London Dec.17, 1881 with general for Bris and sydney..
In 1885 was chartered for a trip to Hong Kong but she was stranded Dec.
1885 and having jettisoned the coal was eventually refloated and taken
to Townsville for temp repairs. In March 1886 after 78 days in Sth Bris
Dry dock the Qld Govt would not release it until ú2,000 paid, so
she was sent to vice Admiralty court, and sold for very low sum to Jas.Paterson
GLEN HUNTLEY, w bq, Capt.Buchanan, left Greenock Dec. 14,1839
GLENBERVIE did not arrive Port Phillip in 1849, but early in
1850 did arrive but no mention of fever - it had visited several
times before without such a report
GLENCOE ON31594, built 1846 Pictou, NB and reg Melbourne and
NZ was lost in 1858,as I state
The other GLENCOE, which was lost in New Zealand in 1878 ON31931,
was also in Australasian waters at the same time and more likely to be
the one you want to have in Victorian waters in the 1850s because, it was
registered in Auckland in 1850, reg Melbourne in 1852, and at Port albert
in 1861 then Hobart in 1865 before returning to Auckland in 1877. but there
were TWO ships
When reg Melbourne and Port Albert was owned by the Turnbull family
of Port albert
GLENELG, iss, 1316tons, see Aust Coastal Pass ships, ON73574
In 1879 engaged on Australian coastal work with coal and passengers for
at least a year before transferring to China. In collision with Duckenfield
off Millers Point, Sydney Nov.25,and it was thought Glenelg might sink
but was saved and repaired at MortÆs dock. . Reported to have stranded
near Ushant and reported a total loss but salvaged and sold to Turkish
Next two entries same ship see also Aust.coastal PaSS SHIPS, the I
TSS OBTAINED FOR LIGHTERING AND TOWAGE WORK IN Port Adelaide Orig. 218/64n,
tons 1880 -210g 76n. unsuccessful or unprofitable and sent to New Zealand
in 1879 to work on salvage operation with the hope of selling, but didnÆt
happen. 1882 to sydney and worked as tug and ferry to Manly, in 1891 nearly
foundered and had to be put ashore Circular head when stern gland packing
washed out during a heavy gale. Claimed to have been the first south bound
steamer to pass though the suez canal on her delivery voyage.
GLENFINLAS, left Ncle Oct as I state, quoting Nsw Parliamentary report.
All other doubtful
GLENGARRY, Hokitika a typo as shown.
GLENHUNTLEY, SECOND TIME SEE PAGE 365
GLENMARK æexculively UK-NZÆ then why in book about Australian
GLENROSA, Loney was wrong, the stmr was not built until 1908
so the vessel present at the wreck must have been ON57502 there was no
Aaustralian stmr GRACE DARLING about in 1890
GLENSHEE was built at Arbroath but with so many typos most users
would be able to correct one by now == should they have persevered
GLENSHIEL, AS LOSS report TAKEN FROM OFFICIAL British Govt, loss list
not much need to æpresumeÆ it was a total loss.
GLENTURK, wss 71/34 tons, ON119239, built Esperance, Tas, not Port
Esperance, in 1905
GLIMPSE The fire was AT Kyalite, on the Wakool river, which leads
into the Edward river(if at all) the first Glimpse ON 89264, was burnt
at Echuca in 1885. the next ON93552 was sunk near the Arbuthnot mill
Koondrook but the date is in dispute the vessel burnt at Kyalite being
the ARBUTHNOT, not Glimpse
GLORY, IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN, VESSELS LONG GONE REPORTED BUILT
ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER. TYPO for year of build?????????.
GNARALOO, lost NEAR Cape CUVIER
Gneering, CUSOMS CLAIM IT WAS BULT IN 1863 SEE FOLIO 6/1863
Go-ahead. Typo I presume when you say 1973
GODDEFROY, Granville FRANCE, nothing to do with USA û geography
is a problem
GODDEFROY, listed by SAN was Sussanah Goddefroy
GOLD DIGGER, 1853 see my clarification about the name and arrival
Gold Hunter w 3m bq, ON64791 206t built 1849 Bangor,Maine,
arrived aust. at Melbourne 1874, ex San Francisco reg. and by 1876
made a hulk, Sunk Jan.9 1889 when overloaded and open seams allowed
her to sink. Raised Dec.1912 to Victorian Lighterage, and broken
up in 1916
GOLDSEEKER, built 1854, wrecked in 1853??? And reg sydney 1853
how wonderful ? did no one ever read what they were typing??? More confused
mis identification!!! It was built in 1852 rr 1852, and originally 80 tons
and registered Cochin as 5/1853. arrived Melbourne mid-1854, reg.
Melbourne folio 166/1854, which was closed in 1877 æmissing;Æ
in large clean up, but it had been sold and registered in Newcastle, NSW
as 13 of 1854, and reported æwreckedÆ in May 1856, but
only stranded and re reg sydney 24/1858
The next entry is for same and confuses the Tasmanian built vessel
with the one built in India
USA PS Golden Age, arried Melbourne Feb.14, 1854 left feb 20
GOLDEN CITY, Californian gold rush, more or less ended
by the time this vessel was built. In 1854, not 1852 as you print
Ps GOLDEN CROWN 330g/208n tons, reg closed 1901 æbroken
Golden fFleece ISS 2091GT, on13966, b.1854 c.j.Mare,Blackwal,
for General Screw Steam Shipping Co.,reg London to others when GSS
failed, and foundered in the Bristol channel Sept. 10,1869,
was intended for the ownerÆs Australian service but made no trips
being chartered by British Govt for Crimean war when completed and sold
GOLDEN FLEECE, loney missing 1871 never confirmed
GOLDEN ROSE w SS 13g 9n tons, employed as a ferry on Port Jackson
GOOLWA Ips tug/tender arrived Pt.Adelaide in August 1864 rr 1864 for
use in Pt.adelaide, in 1866 rep of Ncle tug company inspected but rejected
her as unsuitable for Newcastle, sold 1870 for use in sydney tug/tender/ferry
SMH July 30,1870 æarrived from Pt.Adelaide for use as a tug occasional
use for passengersÆ in 1874 transferred to Newcastle as tug, and
when co-op tug company formed in 1876 purchased. Sold in 1905
for demolition, not carried out and sank at moorings in 1919 raised and
put onto river bank at Hexham
GORDIE, most prefer to show GEORDIE or GEORDY
Gorilla,765 TONS, I SAID PROBABLY BUILT New Hampshire, you claim UK
GORILLA, on 46433 MY TYPO
Gothenburg originally 572g, refitted for australian work in 1862
=674g, lengthened 1873, originally 187.4. long now 196.6 and
736 gross tons.arrived Melbourne under canvas May 31, 1862.
GOULBURN, coastal trader = S ss 2367g. ON136742 B.1915
sunderland, Sold foreign Aug. 1955 and renamed YARRA BREEZE
GOVERNOR ARTHUR first and second entry the same vessel
Ps GOVERNOR ARTHUR, all that whaffle about æsteam packetÆ
many early steamships were given the generic name of a steam packet and
especially when they were the one and only of their type in the area.
GOVERNOR BLACKALL, see also Aust.coasal Pass ships.
GOVENOR BLIGH, w sch, abt 100 tons, built 1806/7 at Green Hils,NSW
now Windsor. In 1822 was described as a hulk by the Sydney newspaper
GOVERNOR GENERAL, 682G,502N TONS WHEN REG. see Aust.coastal pass shps,
in april 1854, renamed when sold to Sydney & Melbourne S.P.co.
no ref to Edye Manning on register Left Sydney Jan, 1, 1861 for Hong Kong
and sale to Dent & Co, when that company failed in 1867 vessel made
a coal hulk for the Shanghai S.N Co.,in 1871 she was so worn out
sold for breaking up and Shanghai SN. bought the elderly Ganges of P&O
for use as coal hulk. ]Ganges b.1850 IPS, sold by P&O in 1871]
GOVERNOR HOTHAM Wood barge/lighter 39 tons, b.1854 Sandridge,
69.7 long, register closed 1900 æbroken upÆ ON31878
GOVERNOR MACQUARIE, no record of lss., B.1811 Cockle Bay,sydney.
press gives various tonnage, in 1818 45 tons, 1831 1812 said
to be owned in Hobart and 1819 in 1826 to sydney owners and eventually
registered sydney folio 27/1828, and that register closed in April 1833
with æbroken upÆ
GOVERNOR MUSGRAVE, I ss, did not replace the STEAMER flinders, but
the schooner of that name trans to Commonwealth govt in 1914 made into
a lighter in 1925 for work at Port Stephens NSW
GOVERNOR WYNYARD, was not the first steamship working on
the Tamar û see Gypsy of 1842. But as you say she did it in
1838, when built as a sailing shp in 1851 with an engine fitted in 1853
makes her 1838 appearance miraculous, Upon arrival in Melbourne was sold
for the Tamar river in 1853, so she did NOT land passengers during gold
rush in Melbourne and in March 1853 was first registered Melbourne
24/1853,by Launceston residents and trns to Lton reg 16 of 1854.
engine removed Jan.1859. and we have some repeated information running
through this entry
GRACE DARLING, b.1869 was wrecked in 1914, not 1915 as stated
GRACE DARLING SHOWN LOST Oct. 1877, was the vessel already
listed above built 1869 and as Grace Darling steamer was not yet built
not much point in drawing attention to it. Which just happens to be your
next entry and as with many of your comments, simply wastes space, At times
it looks as though you feel most of your readers will be so poorly educated
they need to be hand fed.
GRAFTON IRON PS was wrecked near Strahan not the name you present.
And it was the bar at Macquarie Harbour which you need to cross to get
into the area of water known as Macquarie harbour to get to Strahan which
has no BAR apart from in the pub where, from appearances, many of these
wreck reports are conjured up. See also my Aust.Coastal Pass ships.
As built measured 316g 212n, 1877 397g 1879 424g 1885 =548, 1892
553g, variations resulting from alteration in passenger spaces then
lengthening and passenger acco alterations for different trades., rebuilt
1877 morts dock and converted to twin screw . built for Grafton S.N.Co.
who merged in 1866 to form Clarence & RIchmon River SNCo had new engines
installed in New Zealand in 1885 and lengthened. In 1885 to Union
SS Co of NZ Ltd, and with their acquisition of Tasmanian s.N.Co, the Union
Line traded in Tasmania and this elderly vessel placed on the Strahan-
GRAFTON TOP PAGE 378, ALREADY FULLY REPORTED ON PREVIOUS PAGE!!!!!!!!!!
Granite city, AND gneering, CONFUSION PROBABLY AROSE BECAUSE
THE FIRST PS City of DUNEDIN WAS ON THE STOCKS AND THE American civil war
was raging,and blockade runners profitable, so the nearly completed vessel
was purchased and renamed GRANITE CITY. ps Granite City
sailed from the Clyde Dec.1862 and was captured by the federal forces.
The proposed city of Dunedin was replaced by another of similar tonnage.
GRAZIER, was registered as THE GRAZIER as Brsbane 3/1897 and it was
renamed SQUATTER in 1927. Wss ON196130, 150g/83n, B.1896 rock Davis,
Brisbane Water, reg closed 1955, æthought to have been burnt.Æ
And your first of this name was NOT the vessel put upon mud island, but
the second entry which you also give to Mud Island. It was the 1924 ss
which Collin had for years. Once again confusion takes charge against serious
GREAT EASTERN, had no real connection with australia although it was
hoped to convey large numbers of passengers to Ceylon for dispersal into
small vessels for conveyance to other places one, potentially, Australian
ports So no cause for inclusion in this work.
GRECIAN, ON32038 BUILT SOUTH TOWN, GT.Yarmouth, NORFOLK
ENGLAND not usa and was never a warship, having been first reg London in
1825 as commercial vessel. While it may have been based in Hobart, it was
not reg there until 1848 although it had been trading from UK to Hobart
GRECIAN QUEEN two identical entries?????????? The vessel involved was
GREYHOUND clipper brig and next entry same vessel, J.F.Lloyd owned
the vessel from Feb 1868 till Oct.. 1872
GREYHOUND W ss being of wooden construction it is difficult to see
how she could have started one of her stern-plates??? Sprung one of her
planks more likely
GRIEF, spelt incorrectly, and fatuous observation about the name very
foolish. But see it as GREIF which is the correct name
Grimenza, suppose he had arrived at Hong Kong from Peru, although your
PRU could mean anything. And it is doubtful the agent offered much information
about which goldfields, but by 1854 the Californian gold fields were out
of fashion compared to the fabulously rich Australian fields
GRIPER dredge built 1850 ON79511, first registered 1879
by Melbourne Harbour trust, reg closed 1901 æbroken upÆ
GRISHNA, WAS ACTUALLY CRISHNA Q.V.
Groper sold by govt 1915 re reg as barge 371 tons, reg. closed Dec.1949
GROWERS FRIEND, the ferry was Lady Northcote, NOT AS PRINTED
Guatemala, WAS BUILT AT Portsmouth NEW HAMPSHIRE, Canada.
GUCHEN, I take from the French underwriters insurance files
GUIANA, 172 tons, built 1838 Quebec, first reg Melbourne 1854,
previously reg. Shields in 1850 and soon after 1854 converted into a lighter,
reg closed 1888 æbroken up at FootscrayÆ
GUIDA, or variations, not registered
GUIDE HAD BEEN TRADING TO Australia most of her life, but following
the auction noted she was registered in sydney by Thomas Street who had
purchased her in 1838
GUIDING STAR, built in New Brunswick Nova scotia, wonderful geography
although those provinces of Canada are next to one another
GUIDING STAR SEE STEAMER -- WHAT??? My files
all say OBERON
Guiding star BGN 249 TONS DATES WRONG. REG.Hobart
1882 ON6243 ???
Gundiah. Wss built. as Hastings, RENAMED IN 1915, AND REG TRANSFERED
to Hboart in 1930. æcatamaran collier???
GUNGA Iss purchased when reg Saigon by Australasian S.N>CO
see Aust Coastal Pass ships, laid up early 1890s by AUSN and
converted to coal hulk 1897 scuttled off Fremantle Dec.1, 1012 and
the hulk still to be seen was probably OMEO not Gunga
GUNGA 357 TONS,G, RENAMED 1890 BECAME Lady Lamingtn
1893 AND moreton 1901 ABANDONED Bishop Island 1934
GWYDIR Newcastle & Hunter Valley S.S co, should be
Newcastle and Hunter River S.S.Co
All gypsey usually shown with an I not Y.
H J H, = Holyman history says stands for æHelena Josephine
H M C I and register say lost 1935 you say 33
HABITANT two entries, same information. Except first entry you
say American ship, which is WAS NOT, always British, registered in Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
HALCYON, lost nr Pt.Elliot, hence boat to Goolwa,
HAMLET, you first entry was 420t, built 1841 Gt.Yarmouth, 3m
barque, first reg. Sydney 1853, and sold in 1855 and strangely
trans to Singapore but NOT the vessel in the second entry
HANNAH 44 tns left Shoalhaven for Sydney not Sydney for Shoalhaven.
HANNAH NICHOLSON was built in Whitehaven, Cumberland, UK, for William
Nicholson of Melbourne, where it was first registered and sold May 1862
for the Melb-Mauritius trade, then to Bickers, Pt.Adelaide till 1892 Was
then a collier in 60 miler trade from at least 1894 until sold to Westport
Coal Co, and hulked.
HANVARDEN CASTLE, not listed in Lloyds or any other register.
I suspect the vesselÆs name is HAWARDN CASTLE WHICH SEE
HARBINGER, a very mixed up entry. As we discovered after
Maber was in print, RECRUIT was built as a sailing vessel by Ditchburn
& Mare, Blackwall, LONDON,
In 1846. sold out of the Navy in August 1849 to the builder, C.J.Mare
and rebuilt into a screw steamship The only iron hulled sailing vessel
built for the Royal Navy
The rebuilt vessel was said to be built in 1851 when reg London 188
of 1851, ON 26483, and sold to General Screw Stm Shipping co, and
enrolled as 848 gross ton, dimensions 186.5 x 31.1 x
19.2, that London reg closed in 1859 abandoned & sold as unseaworthy.
The HARBINGER later owned by Devitt & Moore, you spell Devitt
incorrectly (no æEö on end), was built in 1876 for Anderson,Anderson
& Co London (the Orient line) and later sold to Devitt &
Moore and sometimes used for cadet training, although that
companyÆs famous training ship was the MACQUARIE obtained in 1890
for that purpose which was built in 1875 and named MELBOURNE by R &
H Green so your entry completely mis leading HARGRAVES, original named
ORLEANS, RE NAMED WHEN FIRST British at Sydney in 1853,
Next entry same ship, which was originally enrolled 196 tons, and when
stranded was owned in Sydney but sold to Geelong owners in Nov. reg folio
HARLEQUIN, was originally 71 tons, remea 1852. never legally owned
by Boyd, and not repaired after Williamstown diaster and if ærefloatedÆ
it was only to take it away from Melbourne to Williamstown
Harriet 43 tons, built 1840 OWNER Edye Manning, not Eddie
HARRIET(E) 31 tons, YOU START OUT SAYING UN REGISTERED THEN A FEW WORDS
LATER SAY REGISTERED SYDNEY, WHICH IT WAS, POOR TYPING, AS SO OFTEN APPARENTà,
HARRRRRRIET NATHAN BUILT 1844 RR 1844 as per 2nd listing
HARRINGTON according to Cumpston first arrived Sydney June 12,
1801 from Calcutta. Apl 30 1804 left Sydney for Peru and arrived Mar 1805
with two prizes. Letters of Marque were carried
authorising hostiliy against country at war- not letters of permission.
HARRY wrecked Pt.Elliott, no trace any connection with River
Murray Navigation Co although her cargo MAY have been going forward to
customers per one of their river vessels. But the whole story madly wrong.
It was on a coastal voyage from Port Wakefield, with goods for PtElliot
and therefore probably for delivery via vessels of Muray River Navigation
Copany, did not have the cargo ascribed to it û yet another from
your collection of very poorly researched publications ûwhich do
need to be corrected not preented as factual thus defeating the supposed
purpose of the work.
HARRY WOOD, most people believe it was lost in Tasmania but you place
it in Westernport?? See Graeme Broxam, for example
HASKJETH, actually HESKETH
Hastings FIRST TWO ENTRIES same ship, you even give the same
master - why two entries?????????
HAUILAH, WAS ACTUALLY NAMED Havilah SEE Aust.Coastal Pass
Ships and was not buil for Melbourne & Adelaide ss company which
HAVILAH, detail no better than mutilated named vessel above.
Nothing like Admella, 1861 to Launceston & Melbourne SNCo. 1866 to
Tasmanian SN. sold Noumea, 1878 returns Sydney 1884 Mt.Kembla Coal co
HARWARDEN CASTLE, correctly identified but previously wrongly
named and should have cross ref. q.v.
HAWKESBURY, sloop, Sydney Gaz Feb.19,1804 reports having
been built and launched by Mr.A Thompson at Green Hills, Hawkesbury river
HAXBY, position taken as given in British Official War losses,
HEATH. Stranded 1882, was B.187t ON65096, and at the time owned by
Clifton & Aplin, of Townsville reg. Sydney
HEATHER BELL, w sch ON32005 first reg Hobart as 271855.
trans to London 1871 from L/ton of 1865-- returns to Aust at Mebourne 1871
from Aberdeen, thence to Adelaide, ending at Ncle in 1888 reg. closed 1972
believed abandoned on bank of Hunter river, last trans Nov. 1890
HEBE on 32406, original brig rigged, converted to schooner JUly 1870
first in Aust at Sydney 1854; to Melb. Aug. 1871, March 1885 to Victorian
Govt. Feb.1887 to private owners. Reg. closed 1895 æbroken
Hebroyd, actually Kebroyd which you also list under correct name -
why no cross ref????????
HECTOR first two entries same vessel. And it WAS raised as you would
see had the entries been checked, (more evidence of complete lack of
proof reading if any was required!!!)
HELEN ashore Warrnambool 1856, was ON31861, built 1848 and at
the time owned by Charles Jorgenson & others, reg Melbourne
HELEN, survivors taken to Madras and placed aboard rms European, They
could NOT have been put into the mail steamer at Madras, and there is no
report of them arriving in that vessel. It never touched India on its voyages
from Suez, to Australia.
HELEN b.1849 you quote Sydney reg. 20 of 1859 but that is for
a vessel named MARY WHICH YOU ALSO INCLUDE?????????????
HELEN colonial clipper??? Hardly, colonial workhorse more appro. Built
for or consigned to for sale the well known Sydney shipping agent J.B.Watt,
having been built by well known Greenock shipbuilder .Steele & Co
reg.Sydney 85/1864. sold 1867 to Bayley & Alex Macgregor.. Aug 1885
Alex McGregor last commercial owners Messrs. H & J Ford, sold dec.1913
to Victorian Lighterage, hulked and now 304 tons, reg closed 1938 æbroken
upÆ although it is believed the remains cast adrift outside the Rip
and refused to sink and was driven ashore
HELEN B. STERLING - built Bath,England, ho ho ho, - the only
water thereabouts in the roman baths which give the town the name. It was
built in Bath,MAINE, usa MY REPORT OF LOSS FROM OFFICIAL Naval Board
report from master of HMAS Melbourne.
HELEN Malcolm and report collision, as it was the vessel listed immediately
above, the fate was not in question.
HELEN McGregor, see Aust.coastal pass ships, built in Scotland orig.168g/115n
sept 1867 = 251g/115 n
HELEN NICOLL was intended for a proposed Qld coastal service by B.B
Nicoll, that failed, and reg Brisbane sold 1882 to John See
for northern rivers trade of NSW, then when he helped form North Coast
SN company surplus to requirements and 1893 sold to Anton Schlink for Port
Adelaide-west coast of SA service who sold to Jas Darling jnr, and in 1901
to Jones family Sydney for use as collier
HELEN WHITE TWO ALMOST IDENTICAL ENTRIES = WHY DOES THIS CONTINUALLYH
HAPPEN? Pointless waste of space and money
HELENA, 126 tons, one too many æSÆ on ownerÆs
name, should be BUSS
Helena Mena, well known UK-WA trader, C. bq, 695t b.1876 owned by Trinder
Anderson & CO.
Helenslea built by A.Stephens - not as printedàtypos
still very frequent appearances
Helen - MFB built at Green Point yard on Parramatta river, not
HELLESPONT, I aux ss built 1849 C.J.Mare, London - MAY be the
American vessel lost in 1868 but extremely doubtful. The 1849 stmr
built for General Screw Stm Shpping co, was sold by them to the Sydney
& Melbourne S.P.Co. in 1853, (see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships) and was
sold to Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong arriving there April 1857, and they
sold to others trading in the China seas, and she was reported sunk in
collision with a French vessel off Woosung Dec.21, 1863 Madden
Charles Moore completely wrong (as so often in his poorly researched material)
and she measured 445 gross ton and 330 burthern. I quote from Lodon reg
folio 277/1849, Sydney folio 77 of 1853 and Prof.HavilandÆs æAmerican
steamships in China seasà. û I wonder what, if
any research, some of the people you choose to quote, ever performed???????????
HELICAR, the vessel was named VALENTINE HELICAFR sch 65 ons in
Geelong from Bristol and was leaving when or if any collision took place
she left Geelong end of July and went to Melbourne - more poor recording?????????
Henrietta Packet was built by Thomas Kelly, and renamed Young Lachlan
in Oct. 1818
Henriette 1985 tons, what connection with Australia? None shown
HENRY 34 tons, visited Portland three times 1828-1830
under Hugh McLean - it was later commanded by others, and appears to have
usually been conveying whaling stores etc.
HENRY 147 tons, 1838 = 107 tons, first in Australia reg Launceston
2 of 1837 . When owned by E.P.Tregurtha.
HENRY brig,stranded 1843 was the vessel listed ABOVE.
Henry ON31626. Reg closed 1888 æbroken up;
HENRY MOSS, built as tug, and sold c 1932 to Pt.Adelaide
mission and aux motor installed and made trawler, but unsuccessful. Reg.
closed æno longer required æ in 1934
HERA. LOST 1870 FULL DETAIL OF VESSEL IN MY BOOK
HERALD HMS built 1822 and named Termagant A SLOOP 427 T renamed
1823 and made survey vessel which was sold out of navy April 1862
HERALD, ON52435 was built at WHANGAREI. Not as printed
HERALD OF THE MORNING a ship this name 1354 tons, reported Melbourne
Capt.J.Atteridge, arrived Dec. 19, 1854, and left Feb. for Callao
Another arrived Nov.5, 1859 from Liverpool, 1291 tons
The 1853 US built Herald of the Morning, according to Basil Lubbock
inÆThe Down EastersÆ was still working in 1877, while the Canadian
built vessel of this name was lost in Melbourne in 1859
HERBERT, coastal steamship, see æAust.Coastal Pass Ships. built
Hebburn on Tyne, originally 233g/139n, 1899 -302g/152n, built for Townsville
based owner, hence the name (Herbert river), sold in 1888 to Tasmania and
next year United S S co formed, as per your next almost identical entry
û this constant waste of space unbelievable. It was scuttled
to mark a passage into Cleveland bay
HERCULES, ps,b.1849 was owned by Melbourne SS C, but in 1885 formed
part of Melbourne Coal,Shipping & Engineering Co fleet and re reg Melbourne
as a lighter in 1913 was rebuilt at Williamstown 1883 arrived Melbourne
Sept. 1, 1853 ex Dundee April 13th 85g,40n tons, 1883 û 93 tons first
Melbourne owners Dove & Oswald, lighterage and towage contractors
HERCULES dredge b.1900 eng removed 1947 and eventually scuttled
Moreton bay -- Tug of 1871 was owned and built at Maryborough Qld
in 1869 and reg closed 1896 ævessel broken up and burntÆ
Whatever was sold in 1951, was not registered I cannot identify and
seems another wrong date/description item
HERO built 1837, from Port Adelaide to Portland register folio1 of
1845 when acquired by Henty family who sold in 1846 to Hobart owner. originally
36 tons but in 1846 re reg as 28 tons
HERO burnt at Geelong in 1849 was said to measure 288 tons Charlewood
ref, just as far off centre as possible, it was capt Tregurtha, E.P, usually
although there were others, but NONE ever had a vessel called HERO
but e.p. IN Henry was well known in Port Phillip and presumably was the
party Charlwood slurped up on and according to Lloyds for 1850 Capt.J.Donald
was in charge of a vessel measuring 322 om 288 nm built 1845 at Aberdeen
and owned by W.Duthie, reg,Aberdeen. The press in 1849 said J.Donald
was master of the vessel burnt
Hero iss, see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships. Brought to Australia by
Bright bros, in 1862 as agents for the Black Ball Line, J.Baines and Co
who had acquired the vessel and intended t use it to disburse immigrants
from Melbourne to the other Australian colonies, but Baines went up by
the time it had arrived in Melbourne. Worked till 1873 on Aust.coast when
entered Sydney-Auckland-Melbourne pass trade that later extended to Fiji
. Oct.1880 to Union Line; Nov 1886 to Sydney owners.but Union Line repossessed
her in 1890 and sold 1891 to Noumea for use as a hulk at the nickel
mines and blown ashore in a hurricane in 1901 and abandoned.
HERO tug, has performed some wonderful work. You sink her under Sydney
Bridge, in 1941, and raise her in 1944, but in 1943 send her down the coast
on a mercy trip??????? (and no explanation about this apparent miracle!!!!!!!!)
She was sunk under the bridge, Sept. 23, 1940 and was raised in 1944, so
the other matter must be a mirage I suspect
HERSCHELL was first named EDITH BYRNE, when sold to Sloman Hamburg,
renamed later owned in Norway, was made hulk at Albany for Adelaide Steamship
company in 1893
HESKETH, built for Australasian S.N.c. Reg.Sydney, trans to Australasian
(you delete n) USN in 1887 and in 1897 trans to London reg for NZ Shipping
Co. it May have touched the Wide Bay bar in 1889 but it was not a loss
nor was it referred to authority;
HIDE MARU Wrecked IN 1907 INVOLVED IN RESCUE 1933???? WE DO HAVE SOME
WONDERFUL CONJURING ACTS RECORDED IN THIS PUBLICATION I expect the
vessel involved in 1933 was the vessel built in Australia in the 1920s???????????????/
HIGHLAND LASS, lighter, sunk 1879 was raised as owners change until
1897. reg closed 1898 broken up
HIGHLANDER 198 built new Providence, not province as you have it.
HILANDER. Comment, the item SMH June 1852
quoted refers to vessel lost as I quote above -- nothing to do with
Hilander but was HIGHLANDER
HILLMEADS, built for Numba S S Co taken over by Illawarra company in
1909, to Pillbeam Launceston 1918, thence Western timber.Scuttled off the
Rip July 18, 1937
HIND CAPSIZED, I believe in 1840 but you give æ11940Æ??????????????
HINEMOA, NZ govt steamer two entries same subjectà
HOBSONS BAY, was built for the Commonwealth governmentÆs shipping
line, and sold to Aberdeen & Commonwealth
HOFUKU MARU owners named twice û why???
HOKTANGA, more correctly Hokianga was twin screw aux ketch ON153978,
built G.T.Nicoll, Auckland.
HOLDEN, tug collison - tug was the æG.F.HOLDENÆ
Holyhead the owners named twice û why? is this something special
I am overlooking û it happens often enough! If necessary it
should be explained???
HONOLULU was reg where? I say Bremen, which is not what your
HOOD HMS. Did NOT destroy the Bismarck, but was destroyed by
that German warship û just where this magnificent about face came
from would be good to know û or does it come from the same place
these other conjuring tricks emanate?????
HOOGHLEY, was actually named HOOGLY AND WHILE IT may HAVE ENDURED A
FIRE IN 1849 IT CONTINUED TRADING TO SOUTH
AUSRALIA, AT LEAST UNTIL THE 1850s - SEE MY Migrant ships. And visited
Melbourne in the 1850s also in 1849
HOPE. Arrived Melbourne Jan 3 1839 barque 274 tons, master H
H Greaves, from Sydney 120 to 130 migrants and 34 rank & file of the
HOPE wss 20t ON79537 B,1874 G.White Williamstown, first
reg. 1883 by
Hutchinson & Hall, folio 9 of 1883. reg. closed 1900 broken up.
Same vessel listed 8 entries later
HOPEFUL W bgn, 231t ON69466 B.1876 Padstow,Cornwall, stranded
opposite South Barnard Is, Q., 1880 recovered and sold to Robert Philp,
reg. Sydney folio 20/1880 who sold about 1885 to J.A.Curtis, and he sold
to foreigner at Shanghai in August 1886 and reg closed. Louis Shaw, was
last master when working for Philp HOPEWELL was later owned
by Hopewell Shipping and reg. Maryborough û see my History
of Port Of Maryborough. First folio 3 of 1900 Maryborough 337g, built by
J.Fullertron & CO, Paisley
HOPKINSON, W barque, 396 tons, master C.R.Stephens, left Sydney June
19, 1642 for Bombay
HOPPER BARGES scuttled -- see my æScuttled & Abandoned ShipsÆ
HORNET I SS, BUILT 1883 FOR AUSTRALASIAN S.N Co, trans
to AUSN in 1887 and sold March 1914
HOVDING should be see KELAT, just another of the millions
of typos I suppose
HOWARD built Shelburne ns
HUBBUCK, employed on coastal passenger service see Steamships in Colonial
HUDDERSFIELD W sch 174 tons
HUGH EWING, never registered Melbourne
HULDA, RAN tender, returned owners in Sept. 1943.
HUMBOLT arrived melb March 4 1854 sail May 2 with 38 pass and
HUNTER I PS BUILT Greenock, not Greenwich,
HUNTER tss b.1907 for Newcastle & Hunter River S.S.Co.Ltd û
see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships, built for and always remained on Sydney-Newcastle,
HUNTER sch, built Norfolk Island, did something in 1921????
I-175, vessel ALLARA, not as printed
I-180 WOLLONGBAR, not as printed
ICEBERG, tug??? Iss 294g,B.1882, last owner Howard Smith, tender
at Mackay etc.
ICON, not Malsden, MALDEN Is, for guano (Typos by the million but only
potentially misleading noted)
IDA ON83759, no reason given for entry.?????
IDA Ctr missing voyage to Pt.Campbell, you try to identify with one
lost in Qld above. - why??
IDA ON102418, NO REASON FOR ENTRY
IJAUQUI ETC, ALL MISREADING OF PROPER NAME iqueique A PORT IN South
America, and spelling confirmed in Bureau Vertas contemprory edition as
Illawong ON59553 Owners Craig Bros. i.e brothers not double
ILLAWARRA [PRON?? I PS, 166g b.1853 London for Edye ManningÆs
south coast of nsw service Totally lost in China seas June 22, 1864
û see Paddle Steamer of Aust & New Zealand
INDANT, actually IDANT, as you quote earlier but no mention of mistaken
INDEPENDENCE. See my wreck list, W sch 30tons, built 1803 Kangaroo
Island, lost about 1805
INDEPENDENCE reg Bris 1866. register closed 1876, BUT LOST PRIOR
TO THAT as I quote.
Independence you now, having given vague bit on previous
page, give a more reliable account>>>?????????????? Are we deliberately
trying to confuse???
INDIA 2nd entry, us frigate Potomac not as printed
India last two entries same ship, 2nd very incorrect.
INDISPENSIBLE, w brig, 360 tons, foreign built. Was a convict ship
arriving with Female prisoners. And left to go whaling.
INDUSTRY 1836 and 1849 hopelessly confused,
INELLAN was built 1852
INFLEXIABLE was built at Cubitt Town, not cubbit
INGLIS 99 TONW, LOST 1879 WHY TWO ALMST IDENTICAL ENTRIES/???
Integrity ON83798 Builder Giles Jenkins, Jenkins from Camden HAV#EN,
not har bour
invevrna actually IVERNA
Inverness, QUERY RE COAL CARGO SHOWS JUST HOW LITTLE commentator KNOWS
ABOUT THE SUBJECT he/she writes about -- Coal for any West coast of America
port was about the only cargo economically required, while the vessel was
travelling there for a cargo = if loaded at a south American port the cargo
would be some sort of fertiliser or copper, while from north America the
cargo most likely be wheat- another stupid ill informed comment. (one of
INVESTIGTOR 1802, 3 MAST sloop???? Was classed as a sloop of
war, but rigged as a 3 mast ship.
INVINCIBLE 1460 TONS, NO REASON GIVEN FoR INCLUSION.
Io TWO IDENTICAL ENTRIES
Iolanthe W 2 M KT ON79278 B1886 TORQUAY TAS TO MELB 14/1888 R.ThORNTON
owners Reg closed 1921 æbroken up
Iona 39 tons? Should be - W 2m sch 29 tons, ON31920, B.1853
auckland 1853 T.Ralph, reg.Melbourne: March 1854 Jas.Davdison & others:
June 1855 R.Smith & Hy Griffin, of Hobart, reg. Melbourne and
reg closed 1877 æmissingÆ I e no further information
IORANA, more ignorance of Australasian history or inability to check
basic sources.- until Federation Tasmania was ALWAYS officially
shown separately as Tasmania and NOT part of Australia in British official
documents, reports etc.etc so the church was being very correct
Iquique see your messy Ijauqui which again demonstrates lack
of checking and or willingness to jump at whatever seems easy but the compiler
failed to realise this -there is every indication there was absolutely
no checks, no thought of helping potential users etc., there is so much
misdirection I am at a loss for means/words to describe such an attitude
by an editor/publisher
IRENE see Migrant ships to South Australia - W 3m bq, B.1853
Watson, Sunderland, owners Mounsey & CO Newcastle upon tyne under Capt.David
Bruce arrived Pt.Adelaide from London Dec 6, 1853 sold 1860 to London
IRIS TWENTYTWO MAST SCHOONER??????????????????//
Iris, hulk owners Mcilwraith, McEACHARN Ltd. not as shown
Iron Barge no.2, was actually named No.2, and was built of WOOD
Iron Chief. lost 1928 MAY have been working for BHP but was NOT owned
by that company
IRON CROWN was NOT owned by BHP but was carrying cargo for that company
û more confusion, ignorance or lack of a simple check
ISABELLA brig, which you have already noted is all wrong, so why include
it as another insane manifestation by WLB?????
ISABELLA bq whaler pg. 439 identical with previous more or less correct
entry. It was NOT a whaler, but Capt.Hart was in command More wishful thinking,
or grabbing at anything to match preconceived ideas
ISABELLA, entries so muddled, have decided to ignore the rest and not
ISIS yacht registered at Lloyds?????????? Most unlikely more ignorance??
ISLAND CITY, (ex Clara Merriman -1866) ON52382,
420t B.1852 Farningham, Maine W 3m bq, March 66, ex foreign
owned reg Sydney by John Johnson, of Gippsland 19/1866 and trans
to Auckland by Johnson in 1868, returns Sydney 1871 Jas.Merriman &
others, 1878 trans to Newcastle, NSW last owner John Hay who sold Sept.
1891 to the Nickel Company of Noumea who converted it a hulk, reg closed
1919 fate unknown
Islander ON57533 277t B.1856 Fairhaven, Mass. Reg.Hobart 4.1873
by W.J.Gillan & partners, of King George sound WA who sell to or form
a local whaling company. In Oct. 1887 sold at Hobart for ú50 -
Perth Paper Jan. 1890 reported now broken up in Hobart
ITALIA ON32222 rr 32222 Elizabeth built 1840
Ivanhoe paddle steamer not associated with Australia why is it
included??????? Already enough wasted space for another book!!!!!!!!!!!!!