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Name Official number Flag IMO
DESPATCH  60440  AUS   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1869  23/06/1869   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Iron Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Thomas B Seath & Co, Rutherglen Broomloan  101 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
237 grt / 114 nrt / 151 ft  20 ft 1 in  10 ft 3 in   
Engine builder Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
Engine detail
90hp, 1-screw.

1879 re-engined C 2cyl 90rhp by Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock (engine no. 97) 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Thomas J Parker & S B Skinner, Melbourne   Glasgow  06/08/1869 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1889 Huddart Parker, Melbourne 
Vessel history
1877-1893 chartered to Victoria Government as steamer and lighthouse tender. Had two funnels when completed but one was later removed.
1893 Laid-up and then extensively refitted 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1911  Wrecked 29/09/1911 
Disposal Detail
Struck the Lakes entrance pier, Gippsland coast, floated clear, abandoned and sank outside the entrance. No loss of life 
 

 



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