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Name Official number Flag IMO
OBERON  31588  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1854  1854   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  33 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
94 grt / 66 nrt / 89.7 ft  19.2 ft  7.6 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
20 hp. 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peter Denny & others  Port Glasgow  30/03/1854 
Other names
1861 GUIDING STAR 
Subsequent owner and registration history
10/1854 J B Risk & others, Port Albert, Victoria - reg Port Albert
1858 Captain Lyons - reg Hobart
1859 Frederick Greer, Dunedin NZ - reg Melbourne 
Vessel history
23/07/1861 struck a rock in Bluff Harbour
Rebuilt from the wreck and re-named GUIDING STAR 
Remarks
22 cabin and 15 steerage passengers.  
End year Fate / Status
1862  Wrecked 07/09/1862 
Disposal Detail
Went ashore in the New River Invercargill. No lives lost. 
 

 



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