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Name Official number Flag IMO
DEODARUS  60783  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1868  25/04/1868   1868 
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo General  Wood Sailing Vessel 3 masted Barque
Builder Yard Yard no
John Duthie, Sons & Co., Aberdeen Footdee   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
302 grt / 286 nrt / 127.0 ft  25.4 ft  14.0 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
William Thomson, Dundee.  Dundee  29/07/1868 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1884 S C Love, London.
1887 J Campbell, Brisbane - registered Brisbane. 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
Sydney Morning Herald, 29/06/1887:
Capt. John Austen arrived Cairns [Queensland] with officers and crew of barque DEODARUS, reporting the vessel abandoned on Barrier Reef, 9 miles south of Fitzroy Island, DEODARUS had left Cairns with cargo of 400 tons coal for Townsville [Queensland]. Captain reported Mate was in charge at time of striking and that he had instructed him (Mr. Connor) to keep a careful lookout for the Reef. Mr. Connor had gone aloft to look for the Reef, but was confused by seeing schooner NELLIE 5 miles inside of him (as it turned out, ashore). Twice the DEODARUS got off the Reef and twice struck again. The vessel, being now full of water, was abandoned, all hands safe. Vessel owned by James Campbell, Brisbane.


Sydney Morning herald, 11/07/1887:
Brisbane - wreck of barque DEODARUS was sold by auction at Cairns and realised £20 wreck purchased by G. Lawson, Fisherman.
 
End year Fate / Status
1887  Wrecked 25/06/1887 
Disposal Detail
On passage Cairns to Townsville with 400 tons coal, ashore 9 miles South of Fitzroy Island on Great Barrier Reef. Came off twice but struck again and filled with water. All hands safe. 
 

 



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