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Name Official number Flag IMO
NELCEBEE  79347  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1883  shipped   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug   Iron Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Thomas B Seath & Co, Rutherglen Broomloan   

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
144 grt / 98 nrt / 107.0 ft  18.8 ft  9.2 ft   
Engine builder William King & Co., Glasgow
Engine detail
C2cyl 60nhp 1-screw

1928 re-engined with auxiliary diesel. M3cyl 8¾"x10" 100bhp Union Gas Engine Co, San Francisco CA

1936 re-engined M4cyl 10½"x12" Fairbanks Morse & Co, Chicago (made 1927) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Adelaide Milling & Mercantile Co Ltd, Adelaide SA - mng Capt Alexander Wilson, Port Pirie SA  Port Adelaide  01/08/1883 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1888 Thomas Gray & partners, Port Pirie SA
2/1889 James Cowan, Adelaide
1889 Adelaide Steam Tug Co Ltd, Adelaide SA
1927 Edward H Hipkins, Alberton SA
1930 Mrs Caroline Hipkins, New Queenstown SA
1936 Albert J Cosh & Partners, Port Adelaide SA
1938 Mrs Jemima P Cosh, Unley SA
1938 I L Sims & others
1952 A H Bronford
1954 E M Crouch
1956 Y M Crouch & others
1969 Merilyn Pty Ltd
1973 Ulonga Shipping Pty Ltd
1976 R Fricker & Co Pty Ltd, Adelaide
1985 South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide 
Vessel history
Shipped in parts to Port Adelaide, Australia on CITY OF YORK
Re-assembled by Thomas Cruikshank, Birkenhead, South Australia
Used as a tug-lighter.
1907 162grt 85nrt
1928 steam engine removed and rebuilt as an auxiliary motor sailing vessel, schooner rig. 168grt 99nrt
c1936 re-engined and re-rigged as a lugger. 168grt 81nrt
1838 168grt 99nrt
1965 on the Port Adelaide-Kangaroo Island route
1985 Frickers handed over "Nelly" to the South Australian Maritime Museum to become the museum's oldest floating exhibit.

Known colloquially as "NELLY" 
End year Fate / Status
Disposal Detail


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