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Name Official number Flag IMO
YARRA YARRA  32296  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1851  04/09/1851   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton   31 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 337 burthen 166.5 ft  25.0 ft  13.0 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2cyl side-lever 200nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Australasian Steam Navigation Co., Sydney NSW  Sydney, Australia  31/05/1852 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1874 William Summerbell, Sydney 
Vessel history
Built for Sydney-Melbourne trade of Hunter River Steam Navigation Co, which changed name to the Australasian SNCo in 1850
13/11/1851 sailed Glasgow
5/4/1852 arrived Sydney from Clyde - brought out sections for paddler BALLARAT
1855 Sydney-Wide Bay service
1857 Sydney-Brisbane service
1862 lengthened 555grt 350nrt, 183.5 x 30.0 x 11.7ft
1874 converted to a collier 
Remarks
passengers: 51 cabin and 350 steerage. 
End year Fate / Status
1877  Foundered 15/07/1877 
Disposal Detail
Lost when overwhelmed by several big seas during gale on Oyster Bank, Newcastle, NSW, attempting to return to port (Newcastle for Sydney, coal). All 18 crew were lost. Part of wreck remains (including engine)

The National Shipwreck Society of New South Wales was formed as a result of this wreck.  
 

 



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