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Name Official number Flag IMO
GLENELG  70695  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1875  22/01/1875   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Aitken & Mansel, Glasgow Jordanvale  72 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
218 grt / 64 nrt / 185.8 ft  21.1 ft  11.3 ft   
Engine builder Rait & Lindsay, Glasgow
Engine detail
2x C2cy (15" & 30" x 21"). 8½knots 80nhp Twin screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Alexander Lang Elder, London  London  02/03/1875 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1875 Thomas Elder and Robert B Smith (Elder, Smith & Co), Adelaide - reg Port Adelaide.
1881 William Wells, Adelaide.
1882 Thomas Hessleton, Sydney - reg Sydney.
1882 Port Jackson Steamship Co Ltd, Sydney.
1891 E T Miles & Partners, Hobart - reg Hobart.
1892 T A Reynolds & Co, Hobart.
1896 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin.
1898 J B & A J Ellerker, G Carpenter & C H Jackson, Melbourne - reg Melbourne. 
Vessel history
Initially based at Port Adelaide as passenger/cargo tug/tender. Later on coastal services.
1880: 210grt 76nrt. 
Remarks
24/5/1875 first southbound ship to pass through the new Suez Canal. 
End year Fate / Status
1900  Wrecked 25/03/1900 
Disposal Detail
On voyage Bairnsdale, Metung and Cunninghame (Lakes Entrance) for Melbourne with a general cargo, wool and electric light poles and c25 passengers, lost hull plates at stern during storm and foundered off 90-Mile Beach, Victoria, Australia.
All passenger and 13 crew lost, three survivors.
Wreck discovered 2009.
 
 

 



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