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Name Official number Flag IMO
TAMAR  32543  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1833  20/08/1833   
Vessel type Vessel description
River Steamer Passenger/Cargo  Wood Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
James McMillan, Greenock Dellingburn   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 88 burthen 96' 3"  17' 8"  9' 8"   
Engine builder Robert Napier, Govan
Engine detail
60nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Robert Napier, Glasgow  Glasgow  26/12/1833 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1/1834 Archibald Thomson (Tamar Steam Navigation Co), Launceston
12/1834 John T Wilson & T Burdekin, Sydney - reg Sydney NSW
2/1839 A Pollack
10/1840 General Steam Navigation Co, Sydney
9/1842 Hunter River Steam Navigation Co
1851 Australasian Steam Navigation Co, Sydney
1861 Alexander & J Brown, Northumberland NSW.
2/1866 William Farthing.
12/1866 Stephen Foyle, Newcastle NSW.
 
Vessel history
Intended for trade on Tamar River, Tasmania
26/2/1834 sailed from Greenock.
8/9/1834 arrived at Launceston under Captain A Wall(Wales?) after a 117-day voyage of over 12,000 nautical miles under sail. 6/12/1834 Arrived Sydney, and placed on Sydney-Morpeth trade
12/1/1835 collided with competitor SOPHIA JANE
15/3/1845 TAMAR and SOPHIE JANE again collided
1836 lengthened by 30ft at Russell's yard, Bass Wharf, Pyrmont. 140 passengers, 70nhp
7/1846 Sydney-Brisbane route
1850 Clarence River service
1852 rebuilt by L Corcoran at Sydney
1855 on Clarencetown service
1863 converted to tug/passenger vessel - 130nrt 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1873  Wrecked 11/01/1873 
Disposal Detail
Tug TAMAR wrecked at Bugaree Noreh, Cabbage Tree Bay, nr Newcastle NSW in heavy gale (Sydney for Newcastle). No lives lost 
 

 



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