|THE PARSONS LIST - J to Q
Ron Parsons is a maritime historian and author who contributed greatly
to the Encyclopedia of Australia Shipwrecks. The following list of corrections
and additions were kindly provided by Ron on disk. It is the intention
to include these in the update entries above when time permits.
Jacques del Mar was built as a screw steamship but was re-engined 1932
with twin diesels by Fairbanks Morse, from USA vessel built in GERMANY,
I.E, AT Bremershaven, NOT DENMARK
JAFFA, melb reg 21/1875 said built of iron and owner J.A.MacMeikan,
Jan,82 T.Norton: Oct. 1888 J.J.white: Apl.1890 Russel &
Walsh, reg close 1896 broken up; McMeckan Blackwood, not involved or Joshua
Bros,unless they had chartered the vessel for some reason
JAMES CAIN, was registered AS JANE Cane and was built in 1848 by John
Ross for James Cane, who sold to Rbt Brooks of London and reg trans
to London in Jan. 1852 - Cole not mentioned in register book
JAMES HANNELL, W bq B.1857 Bordeaux as ASIE, for French govt as a transport,
sold and renamed HADDINGTON, sold in Sydney 1870 to shipbuilder/ repairer
John Cuthbert, who repaired and sold 1871 to C.H.Hannell, of Newcastle,
trans to Ncle reg 1872 and sold to Dunedin same year broken up at Lyttelton
JAMES PATERSON I SS 569G, 387N,. IN 1884 CONVERTED INTO
A COAL HULK FOR USE IN TOWNSVILLE, REG. CLOSD 1891 ABANDONED ON THE BEACH
Townsville Stranded Masthead reef midnight Jan. 21 1874, passengers
rescued by Leichardt, and marine supt of ASN patched up the vessel for
return to sydney in april and repairs
James Paterson, tug, broken up at Williamstown in 1966., last work
was berthing Lake Barrine in Melbourne August 20,1963
JAMES SERVICE, strange speculation about trying to reach Fremantle,
obviously was seeking the WA coast to make her southing to
Cape Leeuwin comment from non nautical people very unreliable, and in this
instance unlikely to be anywhere near the mark.
JAMES WATT, 141 tons burthen, 441 & 75/94TH ToNS, MEAS.
Arrived Sydney from London Feb,18,1837 rr 18th to Hobart MAY 18,1837 and
Pt.Phillip JUNE 4, 1837 imported by sydney merchant/shipowner Thomas
Street, sold to props of Hunter river S.N.Co in 1842. draught main
problem for Hunter River,displacement resulted from weight of engines and
metal plated paddles.(do not know how you manage to get so much misinformation
about so many vessels and keep pushing the wrong material to the front)
JAMES WALLACE, why three entries û designed to confuse? Or simple
JANE 221 b1816 Rotherhithe, London, first reg Sydney as a whaler in
1831 owned by Archibald Mosman, remained in whaling business till late
1840s, when acquired by Rbt Towns in 1854, and became one of his many laid
up vessels (locally known as rotten row) until it filled and sank.
JANE ON32042 has been utterly wrongly identified. That vessel was hulked
in sydney 1877 and reg closed Nov. 1885 broken up. However the correct
vessel is probably JANE on31724 142 T, FIRSt REG SYDNEY
1853,, AND SAID TO BE FORMERLY NAMED Long Island, and built time
and place unknown 2m brigantine and owned by Maitland residents who were
involved in the coal trade, and the register was never closed
JANE lighter of 80 tons, completely wrong, the vessel lost in 1848
near Wbool was 19 tons and is as follows: W sch, 19t, 38.0 x 11.0 x 5.0,
clinker build B.1846 E.G.B.Stocker, Portland, NSW (now vic) Portland
paper said was the first vessel to be launched at the Convincing Ground,
Portland. When stranded at WÆbool sold to C.G.Crouch, then sold
M.G Hunbgerford, Belfast, and sold twice again, until June 1849 sold
to Melbourne and reg as 143/1853 and subsequent owners until reg
closed 1886Æ broken up. Arrived Pt Fairy after salvage Feb.28 1849
mistakenly reported as 19/80 tons
JANE on32462 LOST 1857, AND I MADE A TYPO ABOUT REG WHICH SHOULD HAVE
BEeN 15/1856 BUT YOU HAVE COPIED, AND NOT QUEREID MY ERROR
Jane 62 TNS, TWO ALMOST IDENTICAL ENTRIES . Why??????////
JANE brig 191. Rhodes/Loney, the only likely loss is the vessel
lost in Lady Bay 1867,
JANE & EMMA B.1835, WAS trading out of Melbourne to Western
Port or western ports from 1839 to 1843, with no ref to being missing or
stranded, Laurie was master when supposed to have gone missing, presumably
only long voyage or maybe stranded and refloated without help
JANE ANN kt 31 tons, 1st briefly listed, then after mistake in alphabetical
listing, after Jane Anderson entered again in correct information [attempted
correction that was very carelessly handled????????????????].
JANE CAINE, see prev under correct name Jane Cane
JANE ELIZA - FOR fate and full detail see æShips of the Inland
RiversÆ she ended up at Mildura c.1900.
Janet Nicholl, no = JANET NICOLL, AUG 1885 = 779/486 built for sydney
owners, to New Zealand in 1890 etc. famous because it was the basis of
a story by Robert L. Stevenson æthe cruise of the Janet Nichol
(sic), see Aust coastal pass ships.
JANUS W ship 308 tons Capt. T.J.Mowatt, left for the fishery
July 26 the charges were dismissed as the judge believed it was impossible
to prevent prostitution on such a vessel see Bateson, The Convict ships
JANUS, s ss, 4824 tons ON120765 built for Arch.Currie,Melbourne,
sold 1932, dismantled and hull sunk to help form breakwater Vizagapatam
JARVA?? Hardly the correct spelling BUT the vessel which became a coal
hulk for P&O is later listed under its correct name
JASON Iss 1985 tons, ON25108 B.1854 C.J.Mare & CO, Blackwall,London
278.5 x 43.1 x 31.0 eng 400hp Wrecked off Madras Dec. 27,1862 under
charter from 1859 to another UK-India ss co built for the Australian service,
but not ever sent to Australia.
JASON - BURNT 1875, I LIST AS BRIGANTINE, NOT BARQUE, AND REPORT
IT WAS BURNT IN Mary river, about 20 or miles from Wide Bay, into which
the Mary river debouches, so your other report quite incorrect û
my details from register see Port of Maryborough and folio
JASON Blue Flue liner 10160 tons two entries separated by another
û more carelessness or is there a reason û although I cannot
Jasper went missing had loaded guano in the Bunker group off GBR
JAVA w 3M SHIP RIG, 1175/1275T, b. 1811 Calcutta -in 1839/40
owners Scot & Co London. This vessel ended her days in 1939 having
been a coal hulk in Gibraltar for P&O and probably the vessel Harry
oÆmay managed to mangle. See Migrant Ships for South Australia
Jean Bart French whaler reported lost in New Zealand May 1836 at Chatham
Islands û this your massacre??????????
JEANETTE , BUILT BY Turner AT BENECIA California
Jeanie Oswald W bq, later a lighter. B.1853 as BANCA at Cherbourg,
212 tons later 194t. in Oct. 1858, acquired by A.Dove & J.Oswald, and
enrolled at Melbourne as JEANIE OSWALD. On36973 ENDED AS PROPERTY
OF Henry Moss, and reg closd 1914 broken up
JEDDO, Goldsmith, as so often, all wrong, the accident was off Garden
Is, sydney and not in WA or near BradleyÆs Head. Loney obviously
did not know Port Jackson very well while Goldsmith, desperate to find
anything in wa couldnÆt be bothered to check about a P&O steamer
being in or near Fremantle in the 1860s (when that shipowner declined to
visit Fremantle until the new harbour was opened in the late 1890s) û
ignorance of historical matters from yet another so-called author.
JEMIMA W 1m ctr, Jan.1843 one mst sloop. B. river Tamar,1836.
Dec.1841 trans to Melbourne and Jan 1843 trans to Walter McLaren,
no official number issued, which suggests It was out of existence by about
1860, reg closed 1876 æno traceÆ in the great clean up
JERFALCON I 3m sch, 298 g 287n built Laurence Hill &
co, Port Glasgow converted into a lighter at Melbourne in 1903 and employed
as coal hulk by the Browns of Newcastle, working in Pt.Phillip. 1920 acquired
by Howard Smith. 1926 sold to Victorian Lighterage last used as a lighter
till 1942, then sold Gilberts Agency in 1957 and demolished in 1958
JEROINE . someone made a typo and then it was repeated ad infinitum
BY THOSE UNWILLing OR UNABLE TO CHECK. The vessel was HEROINE!!!!!!!!!!!!
JESSIE wss Built 1886. Fre reg closed 1913 with æreported
to have been beached and dismantled a long time agoÆ
JESSIE ANDERSON, W sch 42t ON46962, B.1874 Hugh Anderson, Maryborough
Q, 55.0 x à
JESSIE DARLING, Iss b.1884, converted to diesel 1929 and renamed COORABIE,
after WW 2 sold to Indonesia fate unknown
JOHANNA p.461, identical with last item prev. page except name
of vessel wrong -- why no cross ref? why not included with original entry
and cross ref from mutilated name?? As noted before no editorial control
JOHN convict transport Bateson æThe Convict ships dates
the incident in 1832.
Her 1827 voyage not commented upon.
JOHN & MAY two entries same vessel, although not indicated but
much confusion æRebuilt at Dromana in 879 from the remains
of MARIA. Subject to a court case when the repairer was accused of fraud
but it was proved to the satisfaction of the court it was not a new vessel
but a wreck, rebuilt. ON79510 Charles Wilson was owner and repairer
and in april 1879 re reg as JOHN & May in apl 1881 trans to William
Cowper; June 1883 John MANSEN: March 1888 D.Munro & CO. Ltd., March
1890 W.Cowper & A.Higham. Nov.1898 Alfred le Messurier, reg. Port Adelaide.
The last official owner being Wm.Tainsh, Port Adelaide.
John A Campbell, built at Port Blakely in state of Washington, not
in Washington DC as suggested in this incorrect entry
John Alce, ownerships as presented do NOT make sense. Originally registered
by the shipbuilder, 1917 acquired by Commonwealth Govt. in 1924 sold to
Boucaut Bay Co 1926 AS SHOWN
John anderson, THE PRESS IN ERROR (OR THE RESEARCHER?)
BUT THE VESSEL WAS jane anderson, q.v.
JOHN BULL, W sch 19t, b.1846 Thos.Wiseman,Mt.Direction Tamar river
and owned by pilots of Tamar River, Tasmania until sold Aug. 1850 to Melbourne
reg 4/1851,many owners last officially June 1875 John Parry,
also master. Reg.closed 1891 æbroken upÆ
John da Costa, which æPortlandÆ in USA not identified,
although I show it was the one in MAINE - as so often in this publication
geography less than accurate, and often unhelpful or allowing/creating
much misleading reference. If a vessel named Advance was involved it was
the screw tug of that name owned by the Qld Govt.
JOHN GOLLAN, stranded in 1905 was refloated and the register closed
in 1938 with æbroken upÆ - in the early 1900s was owned
by the Miles family who conducted tugs at forster. W ss 62/42,
John M.Clerk, again the important identification of which of the many
Camden places in USA is omitted, in this instance it was Maine and the
æCamdenÆ is mutilated.
John McDouall Stuart,(no stewart) W 2m sch, 35t, ON43132, B/.1861 Port
Adelaide. Dec.1864 sold to Melbourne reg folio 19/1864 and with many owners
last change in Aug 1911 trans to D. McKenzie,W.S.Stringer & A.Cooper.
reg closed july 1918 æbroken upÆ.
JOHN PAUPER, no vessel this or similar name ever recorded visiting
sydney in 1830/40s another Loney misreporting??
JOHN PENN, through carelessness another important omission, It was
first SCREW STEAMSHIP IN Illawarra companyÆs fleet û they owned
paddle steamers from the 1850s
JOHN PIRIE date problems, when some events said to have occurred
in 20th century û obviously the mss was never checked or proof read
JOHN SUGARS, while I am ignoring most spelling errors and those typos
that most will , I think thirteen mast barques call for some comment!
JOHN WILLIAM DARE wrong official number it is 48419 In
1852 PURCHASED FOR USE AS LIGHTSHIP AND INTERMEDIATE STATION FOR PILOTS,
BY Vic. Government, May 1859 press describe as reserve
lightship. Sold Oct. 1861 and press state to become a store ship for vessels
of Black Ball Line. First reg.1864 by lighterage contractors S.W.Graham
& H,f,Norton then via mergers and take-overs July 1871 last owner James
Deane, Dec.1917 sold to breakers and reg closed 1918 æbroken up
JOHN WILLIAMS, I DO NOT BELIEVE Shineberg had any idea of shipping
û never found her reliable and LONDON MISS.Society ALWAYS named their
vessels JOHN WILLIAMS, more ill-informed comment!!!!
JOKE, see my comment under Black joke
JOKER most certainly refloated and repaired remained on
Ncle register until 1905 when transferred to sydney, see my Newcastle Register
JOLIba FIRST IN AUSTRALASIA WHEN ENROLLTED Lyttelton 1869: sold
in 1877/8 to Neill & Sinclair, reg.Port Adelaide in 1886 sold to Adelaide
Steamship Co and made hulk, broken up 1915
HELEN MOORE on112504, b.1900 AND ACQUIRED BY Risby bros. Hobart., in
1904 sold to Holymans Sold 1909 J & M Bradford, reg. Melbourne
JOLLY RAMBLER, MY TONNAGE FROM HER SYDNEY REG AND CONTEMPORARY PRESS,
AND IN N Z WAS LOST IN Poverty bay not point
Jonathon Bourne, still leaving out critical identification of USA place
names without a state impossible to guess where some vessels are built/owned.
Jones Brothers, we again have some very strange reallocation of geography.
æàswept on to the remains of Adlophe at nobbies????????????
Well Nobbies is a point and former islet on the SOUTHERN ENTRANCE TO NEWCASTLE,
WHILE THE adolphe, remains are near STOCKTOn, ACROSS A CONSIDERBLE EXPANSE
OF WATER, north OF Nobbies, and the steamer was named HELEN NICOLL.
From this report the Hunter river does not flow into the pacific ocean????????
JOSEFA, WAS SCUTTLED which is not what is implied in the entry
JOSEPH CRAIG, TWO ALMOST IDENTICAL ENTRIES. Why???????????/////
JOSEPH CRIPPS, SOLD BY BUILDERS Dec.1844 to Launceston shipbuilder
R.G.Gibbons, suggesting some accident, he sold in January 1846 to Hobart
owners in Jan. 1846
Joseph H.Scamell. a lot of nonsense here. It was built for scammell
brothers, who registered it at St.John NOVA SCOTIA not New Brunswick so
where does the New York Merchant come in, was he one of the family exiled
JOEPH LEE ARCHER earlier in this debacle confusion and needless
repetition, you roundly abused me for saying something took place at Yankalilla,
however you quite happily include similar reference here???Æ By this
had you discovered the whole area was thus identified in the 19th century???
Or just more carelessness?
JOSEPH SIMMS, built for New Zealand trader. When altered not
long before her loss the tonnages are quoted as 99/74, apparently altered
at Melbourne in april 1928
In this wildly erratic use of the alphabet, there is yet another entry
for JOSEPHA, which slightly clarifies the earlier attempt but why two?
JOSEPHINE, CAPT BANNER, Tutu (Warrior Island) etc. etc., all very fine,
but no dattes, no other reference anywhere, and not in NicholsonÆs
very comprehensive Via Torres strait??????????????????//
Josephine ON32317, both folio numbers correct, the first was when reg.
The second when re reg after Eyles had taken a partner
JUAN FERRIN. Why or how would anyone want to ship gunpowder from
Australia to England - as usual Loney got it wrong way around --- the vessel
was being imported by Arch Currie FROM ENGLand!!! see also The currie line
of Melbourne. Clearly no checking performed or reliable publications
JUBILEE, I ss 1621g,1005n, ON93592 278.0 x 31.9 x 26.4, B.1862
as Dupleix for & by Messargeries Maritimes, at La Ciotat 3m ship
alt.June 1889 2 m sch, New eng.1875 by shipbuilder û compound
surface condensing 219hp. Jan.1889 acquired by John Cole Ellis, renamed
and reg sydney June 1889 for use on a proposed trans-tasman passenger service,
to handle expected crowds for the sydney international exhibition,
saw little svc in that trade, sold 1896 J.P.Franki 1900 to David
Sheehy and converted into hulk removed from register 1911
JUBILEE ON106148, NO TRACE EVER OWNED BY Pacific Phosphate
Company or other dimensions
JULES MARIE was sold to Henry Moss in 1885 and from then, if not earlier
employed as a lighter.
JULES VOGEL, enrolled in NZ and aust as JULIUS VOGEL built by Sims
& Brown, Auckland while there is no cross reference you also enter
under correct name
JULIA 111t, ON31952, has more jumbled rubbish. Iater was
the vessel allegedly took fire at the Rip in sept. 1853, although
when it docked on the 7th no mention made and it returned to Hobart on
Sept 22 all your other references unable to trace and either give wrong
date or are plain fiction.
JULIA folio3/1877 why two entries???
JULIA lugger b.1876 the first the tonnage transposed, but both the
JULIA AMBRIDgE. Serious error in date of loss you say 1895 where
as I say, and confirm it was 1865
julia percy, statement William Banner was killed in 1877 does not tie
in with other references that say it was in 1872 and Julia Percy
was involved with the discovery of Warrior Reef as a likely pearl producing
area when it was owned by Robert Towns,
JULIA PERCY, Iss ON73806 496g/284n, Len. 1887 = 580g/335,
Built 1876 T.Wingate & Co, Glasgow, 197.0 x 24.2 x 13.0, len.
1887 see Aust. Coastal Passenger Ships. Buiit for Robinson,Lilly
& Marshall, for Western Districts Vic tade, when arrived May
1876 had accom for 60 in the saloon an 40 in the steerage. Jan. 1877 trans
to Warnambool Steam Packet Co which became Western Steam Navigation co.
Oct. 1896 sold to Howard smith and then used in the queensland coastal
trades until June 1903 when sold to G.T.Bell who held the mail contract
between Albany, Esperance & Ecula May 25, 1905 sunk at
Dongarra after striking piles at the jetty, Raised repaired sold to Melbourne
S.S.co and renamed made a hulk in 1910 and broken up in 1934
JULIET old mes. 67 t new mes. 49t. b.1848 to Geelong reg 1853
Caleb Jenner: Dec.1857 M.Cassidy: May 1859 R.Fenwick: May 1861 R.Ritchiie,
Nov.1861 Joseph Wilkinson and reg Melbourne etc. see my æShips Registered.
Julius Second entry is a confusion by all concerned for the first entry,
Goldsmith in the van
Julius vogel, already entered with incorrect spelling
JUNO, for further detail see Aust.coastal Pass ships but I do not know
what St.George S.P Co means in the middle of reference about work in Aust.
and New Zealand û probably just poor typesetting or inability
to read material being copied????????
JUNO, surveying broken bay etc in 1854, all mysterious, just what is
the reader supposed to be told.?
JUNO KT 17T WAS FROM CAMDEN haven, WHY YOU INSIST
upon renaming this important part of the NSW coastline??? I do not know
û CAMDEN HARBOUR it is not a place name in NSW û continued
carelessness makes checking very tedious but essential and the final remark
about æbeing USUAL to take timber etcÆÆ Should surely
read unusual???? [it looks like the copiest put everything into a mixing
machine and was unable to sort out the resultant mess]
JUNO ON32065 GIVEN IN DETAIL, THEN LAST ENTRY TO PAGE GIVEN AGAIN VERY
VAGUELY????????? while comment to follow is simply absurd. given the entry
three or four above
Kadina, HOPELESSLY CONFUSED. TWO CONFLICTING DATES FOR LOSS, place
of built mutilated, etc.etc.etc.
Kadina, dredge. Strange remarks æ ran out of fuel and called
for ballast? Much better story about burning sharks to keep
KAIAMU heaven alone knows just what this is supposed to be
KAIKOURA HER London custom House register said: 1501 tons ON54619
and built 1866 (4) by Charles Lungley, at Deptford, (Lungley very well
known for building iron steamers)
KAILOA - WHEN CHECKED san FOR THEM NO ONE COULD FIND WHYTHIS
tug was shown to be involved in something in 1909. It was built in
1902 122g 12t, originally named Greyhound II until acquired by sydney
ferries, who sold in May 1917 to Fenwick. And register closed
broken up in 1940s at sydney
KAITAWA steamship, actually motor vessel, why did you ignore
my factual report and description for this muddled mess?
KAITUNA, b.1904, acquired by Union Line and renamed in 1905,
Sold to foreigners 1931 and wrecked Dec.29, 1942 û see the
Union Line, Arbon
KAKAPO, the second, was broken up in New Zealand in 1937, and replaced
by another this name by Union Line
KALGOORLIE. See also Aust.Coastal Passenger ships. Named Kalgoorlie
in 1897 2985g, sold Nov. 1912, to Singapore and made a hulk, refitted
and re-engined due to wartime needs in 1916 with engine built in 1893,
and emerged as 3081g ton named HONG HWA broken up in Japan in 1933 worked
as pass ship until laid up in 1910 on the aust.coast. owners in Australia
McIlwraith, McEacharn, not as printed.
KALINGO. You and/or your assistants again have a ship perform
a miracle. In one place you have it sunk by a torpedo, but later
in the same entry you have it towed into sydney safely - I am sure
the owners and the RAN would have been pleased to learn of this amazing
situation when reporting the total loss.
KALLATINA, B.1890 J.Dunlop & Co, PORT GLASGOW FOR Clarence, Richmond
& Macleay rivers S.N.C, 1891 North Coast S.N.co. 1921 John Burke,
reg closed 1935 with dismantled. Sold 1931 for use as hulk, and abandoned
on the mud at Bulwer nr Comboyne Point, Moreton Island. see also
Aust.Coastal Pass ships
KAMERUKA description rather unusual, but presumably it was intended
to say twin screw steamship with two funnels????
Kangaroo, WAS British armed brig, i.e, HMS
KANGAROO PS b.1840 J.Korff, for Edye Manning, who conducted Parramatta
river ferry service. Sold Feb.1847 to Government for use by proposed new
northern settlement to be called North Australia, and based at what is
now Port Curtis. But while sailing north with officials etc., the proposal
to form a new colony was cancelled and she returned to sydney late April
and the vessel sold to tasmanian government July 1847. Disposed by Tas
Govt in 1851 to T.D.Chapman, reg Hobart 1851, Apl. 1854 reg. Melbourne
although Argus Sept.6,1851 said sold to G W.Cole for use in Melbourne.
conducted Williamstown ferry until replaced by GEM and for a period landed
passengers from overseas vessels moored in Hobsons Bay.Final owner Henry
Moss, lighterage operator.
KANGAROO, built for Australasian Pacific Mail s.P.Co. in 1853
by Laurence Hill & Co, Port Glasgow.,reg London folio 132/1854 in 1855
sold to Philadelphia S.P.Co, (W.Inman),reg.Liverpool, 1869 converted to
cable layer by Lairds Birkenhead
KANGaroo W swps ON55954 27g,30n,. Len. 1869 =48g 44n
sank in Brisbane river June 1889 and broken up reg closed 1891 see folio
1/1868 Brisbane and 5/1869 orig 54.0 x 16.5 x 5.7 leng - 78.3 x 16.3
x 5.7, one eng. 8hp
KANGAROO had it been a steamer it would, indeed, have been unusual
to exhaust smoke via mast. However it was a MOTORSHIP. = S TSMV
4348g 2776n on131682 B.1915 H&W Irvine,Scot. Twin diesels by shipbuilderÆs
Glasgow works, 399nhp. 1125IHP 10 knots, 1921 = 4433g 2706n. reg
Fremantle, WA State Shipping service, sold Aug.1938 Moller, shanghai. Laid
down as LALANDIA for Danish East Asia company but sold on the stocks to
W.A. Govt., upon sale to shanghai renamed NORAH MOLLER, in Jan 1942 was
in dock Singapore after damage by air attack in straits of Malacca Feb.1,1942
bombed and set afire Bangka strait escaping to Australia, and sunk 57 survivors
rescued by HMAS Hobart. See also Aust.Coastal Pass ships
KANGAROO, S mv 4129g, 2552n, 332Æ x 50, B.1962 (11) Evans,Deakin
& CO, Brisbane for W.A.State Shipping svc. Reg.Fremantle. Sold May
1973 to Panama and renamed Hong Kong Fir and later Yara.
KANNA, S ss ON12709 1948g,1049n B.1911 Ramage & Ferguson
Leith for Union Line, sold 1936 and left Pt.Phillip towing former bass
strait ferry LOONGANA and as SEIAN MARU, was torpedoed by an American submarine
in North Pacific Oct. 1, 1944. No such thing as United steamships Company.
More carelessness, the Kanna was owned by Union s.s.Co Of N.Z.Ltd, and
Loonganna by Tasmanian Steamers p/l
KANAHOOKA and next item, same vessel. Both spelt wrong û
see earlier entry
KANOWNA, OWNERS NAME, AS SO OFTEN IN THIS WORK, SPELT WRONGLY
Kansas JUST WHAT Texas is doing in this report is unknown,
and perhaps water pouring in to prevent the fore, should read fire? Or
is the forehold somehow misquoted????????????
KAPUNDA, s SS 3097G,1907 built by Melbourne ss Co for N.w.Coast
services of WA but displaced when the WA govt decided to conduct those
services. æNot a successö a very questionable statement,
seeing the owners only sold at the height of wartime demand or six years
after acquiring her. sold 1915 and torpedoed Nov. 12, 1916. fitted with
limited passenger accommodation
KARALEE two entries, one useless, the other contains all necessary
KARANGI, HMAS more geographical redistribution. Homebush
bay, the one and only, was part of sydney Harbour until partly reclaimed
to make the venue of Olympic Games û see Scuttled & Abandoned
KARRATA S ss built G.Brown & Co. for Gulf S S
Co 1914 Coast Steam Ship co., Last voyage Kangaroo Is Nov.3, 1961, then
cut up for scrap at Port Adelaide, completed early 1962. See AUst.
Coastal Passenger Ships for full detail
KARINGAL, W double ended motor vessel, ex steamer 1936 û
see Sydney Ferry Fleets, A.M.Prescott
KARITANE s SS on118012 Wrecked 1921, re 1921, not 1920 according
to register and other sources.
KARNALI, unknown and not in my copy of SAN
KAROOLA, orig measred 7170/4450, remeas., after introduction aust.
Nav Act 1921 û 7391/432n ON120759. See aust coastal pass ships Laid
up in sydney May 1936 and sold March 1937 to shanghai shipbreakers
KAROON S tsmv name is aboriginal for No.1, and was chosen to
mark the first vessel built for UNION LINe in Australia. Built by NSW Gvt
State Dockyard, chartered by BHP from 1965 till 1968, Sold
1968 and renamed ELIZA MILLER
Karuah, Wss 121g/88n, ON83751 B.1882 W.Dunn,berryÆs Bay, North
sydney. Sold March 1885 citizen of USA at New Britain and renamed
GOLDEN GATE, RETURNS British at sydney May 1888,G.W.Nicoll & partners,
reg closed 1894 broken up at Jervis bay
KARUAH, S tss 339/185n ON125178, B.1908 Ramage & Ferguson
Leith, for Newcastle & Hunter river s.S.Co. sold June 1917 to Lighthouse
maintenance dept Commonwealth of australia, reg Brisbane Sold June
1927 to singapore. Built for sydney-Pt.Stephens trade.
KASSA can hardly be called a Tasmanian trader. First to aust
in Pt.Adel, then to Melbourne and then to tasmania in1883
KATE wooden vessel 50 tons, lost near Garden island sydney August 1898,
was the nsw govt steamer already mentioned above, with the date of 1900
KATE WATERS. ON42606 B1855, ex 163/1861 of Liverpool registered Hobart
april1863 By John Johnson of north Gippsland Dec.1870 trans to John
Smith & S.J.Lindsay, reg.Melbourne Dec.1874 trans to sydney.
KATHERINE supposed lost 1861 King Is and Katheran, all highly suspicious
and either fiction or miss-dated, for example see Katherine of 1871
KATHERINE STEWART FORBES, w 3m ship, 457t,o.m., B.1818 Henry
Pitcher, Northfleet Kent two migrant trips to Pt.Adelaide, see Migrant
ships to South australia
KATIE, W ss 20t ON75018, B.1878 Brisbane Water. May have
experienced an accident in Neutral Bay in 1897 but it was salvaged and
repaired, the register was closed in 1930 with broken up.
KATOOMBA, I twin ss, b.1878 Blackwood & Gordon PORT GLASGOW for
Australasian S.N.Co., 1887 to Australasian United S.N.Co., Hulked 1903
when sold to D.Sheehy see also Aust.Coastal Pass ships
KATOOMBA,TRIPLE SCREW SS, TWO 4 CYLINDER TRIPLE EXPANSION RECIP STEAM
ENG, WITH CENTRE SCREW DRIVEN BY LOW PRES EXHAUST TURBINE, D.R. COUPLED,
SPEED 16KNOTS.Fitted for 550 passengers 170 crew, after sale in 1946 worked
in the med. With an occasional trans atlantic trip, When converted
to oil fuel, refitted and renamed COLUMBIA, REGULAR TRANSATLANTIC SAILINGS
AND ONE WITH MIGRANTS TO Australia Sold to Japanese shipbreakers in 1959.
As Imperial transport was sent to New York via Panama canal to transport
American troops to Europe. See also Aust. Coastal Pass.ships
KAWATIRI I ss 453/296 as collier, Altered 1898 and accomm for 50 passengers
installed now 513/332. and transferred to Tasmanian trades
KAWATIRI (2nd the name) B,1919 and when commenced was to be named WAR
BEACON, but while under construction changed to SHARISTAN, Acq. By Union
SS in 1920 and renamed in 1921. Sold to China in 1936 and sunk by US submarine
off Hokkaido Aug. 20,1943
KAWATIRI (3rd) TSMV 2484g, B.1950 sold 1972 and renamed KWATI
KAYHORSE . vessel this name never found when I was correcting SAN lists
KEBROYD w BQ 363T REG.Sydney 1874 acq.Adsteam 1887 and made hulk
KEDER?????? No trace
KEERA Iron ss, considered first screw steamship BUILT OVERSEAS for
Australian use.(another omitted word changing meaning of remarks!! A frequent
problem in this work) orig.169/114;1864 = 197/145 1868 = 230/158n
rebuilt and lengthened 1868. Owner: Nov. 1852 Geelong SN.co reg geelong:
1854 reg Melb various until July 1865 Gippsland SN Co sent
to New Zealand for sale, stranded Westport Nov. 1866. salvaged rebuilt
and reg Dunedin 1868. 1872 sold to Sydney owners: March 1873 to C.S.R.,
and made hulk in 1877. see Aust.Coastal Pass ships
KEILAWARRA built by J.Key & Sons, not singers as printed.
Of Kinghorn, Scotland. See also Aust.Coastal Pass.Ships
KEKERANGU, Launched as WAR COAST, then renamed COSMOS IN 1919
and sold to Union line in 1920 and renamed 1921 sold 1953 to Japan for
KELAT. towed to Darwin by Fremantle tug UCO
Kelso, w ship 573 t, capt Roxburgh, left Sydney with soldiers of 50th
reg March 24, 1841, rr 1841 and did not leave in convoy with others named
û the statement is very suspicious John Brewer & Hopkinson left
about same date in 1842, while ARAB went to Launceston?????
KEMBLA I ps 325/204: 1873 = 449/283 185.1 x 22/1 x 11.5, 1873
= 209.2 Built .J.Reid & Co, Glasgow, 1860 for Illawarra S.N.Co Feb.1874
C.J.Stevens, who formed Newcastle S S Co in 1876. When the
gold rush at Kiandra petered out she was often laid up as too expensive
to operate and in 1861 was sent to N Z looking for a buyer. In 1872
commenced a service from sydney to Melbourne via ports without much success.
And in 1873 was chartered for a service Brisbane-Maryborough and Sydney
the charterers advertising she was the fastest in the trade, and on a voyage
from Brisbane to sydney beat the ASN City of Brisbane quite comfortably
and when ASN management tried to force her out of this opposition Stevens
bought her, fought ASN and drove them out of their first trade sydney-Hunter
River. The vessel ceased carry passengers in 1890. When scuttled
off sydney the then owner S.B.strde cautioned as it was sunk outside the
prescribed area. Vide copy of advice to Hydrographic Branch.
KEMPSEY, S tss, 483/193n, ON121181 B.1907 Scott of Kinghorn,
Scot. 170.3 x 27.1 x 9.4, built for N.CainÆs Coastal co-op
SS Co reg. Sydney. Sold April 1908 and renamed TATHRA BY Illawarra &
s.C.S.N.Co., but found unsuited to south Coast of NSW work and chartered
to Kerr Bros, Vila and was lost off Ambryn Is Jan.4,1912 with loss of 24
when capsized and sank. Built to fight the North Coast S N Co for Manning
river trade and was sold after a bitter war - see Aust.Coastal Pass
KENNEDY I TSS JUST HOW CONFUSED CAN ANYONE BECOME? Vessel
was built, as you state, as a twin screw steamship and then you say later
converted to a twin screw steamship?????????. You also have it built for
AUSN which was not formed until 1887!!!. Having been sold to Nelson,NZ
in 1866 and in 1875 was refitted and probably extensively altered
emerging as û 174/128 = 138.4 x 19.4 x 7.8 after reft 1886
now 186/124 tons in 1895 193/127: 1905 226/131. I do NOT find on her register
any 201 tons, although she was continually being upgraded and repaired
having æsmelt the groundÆ in almost every part of the New Zealand
coast around Cook Strait.
KENT, Blackwall near London. Blackwall was part of the London
Docks!!!! You should have looked at LubbockÆs The Blackkwallers .
before making comment
KENTISH LASS was built at Bideford,Devon, yet another omissionà
Kestrel w brig 190t leaving for Auckland Aug.15,1852, repeat
1852, was in collision with Lady Elgin, and nothing to do with a
vessel built in 1855!!!!!!!!!! more faulty reporting by someone which you
so frequently manage to find.
KETTY no reason given for inclusion
KIA ORA TWIN SCREW STEAMER BUILT 1897 HAD A STEEL HULL AND COMPOUND
ENGINE SOMEONE HAS MIXED UP THE DETAILS, I REPEAT A STEEL HULL AND COMPOUND
ENGINE, NOT A COMPOSITE HULLED STEAMSHIP
KAIORA, SAN does NOT give any loss reference, simply says reg Sydney,
file has been misread. anything in 1906 was a passing incident and not
fatal Although when asked for detail authorities unable to come up with
anything but possibly linked to 1905 ketch matter. That vessel/incident
undiscovered in contemporary press or refs.
KIAMA B.1921 AT Goole, NOT Poole. Another wonderful trick
of legerdemain, built in 1921, and in 1886 involved in a rescue attempt
and then in 1914 collided with another ship,-- my my how clever? and we
seem to have missed others this name such as KIAMA I SS B.1854; s
SS b.1902 (WHICH Loney found)
KIANGA see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships, ON 150176, not as
shown, built at Narooma NSW
KILBAHA, BUILT Port Glasgow 1911, became iron baron OF b.h.p.
Kilda, wrong, it was named ST.KILDA-- SEE SCUTTLED & Abandoned
ships, employed as hulk, and register closed July 1929 æabandoned
on Bishop IslandÆ
KILLARA , steamship at Phillip Island, was in the 1930s ex Sydney ferry
that name, Built 1909 and until Harbour Bridge - operated in Sydney,, sometime
after 1932 sold to J.L.Dyson, of south Melbourne, and register closed
in the 1940sà.
KILMENY, Australasian Shipping News Aug 11, 1883, states
vessel bound for Newcastle NSW û HockingÆs dictionary is just
about as unreliable as this production û I told Lloyds when
it was presented to them when I was in London how bad it was, but
they claimed no responsibility for contents
KINA, was actually KINI S ss 1122g B.1894 Short Bros.Sunderland
as ELLA, renamed 1898 by Union SS Co., sold shipbreakers 1924 and
hulk scuttled Cook strait February 1925
KING GEORGE, launched Sydney May 1805 .
KING MALCOLM, MV, TORPEDOED Oct.31,1941 total loss 32 crew.
Last seen 47.40N 51.15W
KING OSCAR, former Swedish Gunboat, W 3m bq, 248 tons, B. 1846 Stockholm,
first british reg. at sydney in 1865 owners Sept. 1866 û Oct.
1868 H.S.Bird & J.H. Gibbons,reg.sydney. ultimately condemned
in New Zealand at Port Chalmers when seeking a buyer, reg. closed 1883
King Wm.the IV, enrolled with Sydney Customs as æWilliam the
FourthÆ 103t o.m., 81 t n.m.
KINGSWEAR, both entries same vessel. I ss 356g ON86746
struck Cordellia rock when leaving townsville for Cooktown, Capt.J.G.Farmer,
MB enquiry cautioned master to be more careful. Built Campbelltown, Scot.
And in1901 reg. Maryborough having formerly been 3/1892 London, reg. Melbourne
1908 as hulk
KINTUCK, Alfred Holt owned China Mutual S,N. so no acquisition involved.
but why in this collection û nothing to do with Australia Torpedoed
with loss 1 life Dec 2, 1917 in the Bristol channel near St.Ives,
KIRKLANDS s SS 1801 b.1888 Belfast, under charter to Adelaide
SS Co 1895 until purchased & renamed Kolya in Oct. 1897
Knight of St. George. Why was the state of Washington, USA queried?
More geographical confusion?????????/
KNOWSLEY, HULK, SEE Scuttled & Abandoned ships, sunk Oct.3,1923
KOBENHAVN. It would help if you could decide which south American
port it left before disappearing as you name two, and the date is also
offered twice, each one different. Did anyone check anything in this
publication? Constant contradiction and or duplication etc
.etc. I have never seen such incompetence exhibited in a printed book
KONA, two different owners named?????????????
KONARRA. NO IT WAS kowarra which you also list
KONOWARRA scuttled off Townsville March 27, 1938 see Scuttled
& Abandoned ShipsÆ
KOOKABURRA, EX hmas, BEING DEMOLISHED ROZELLE Bay,Sydney when it sank
1970 û the stern section was then being towed to the disposal area
outside Sydney heads when it sank 4 miles beyond the heads, Aug 12, 1971
see æScuttled & abandoned shipsÆ
KOOLINDA ?SISTER TO Koolama? Built ten years later? Unlikely. S tsmv
4372g see also Aust.Coastal Pass ships. Dec.1957 sold to Australian
Pacific Shipping Ltd and renamed KIMBERLEY and converted into livestock
transport. Eventually reg panama and sold to breakers arriving Hong Kong
Dec . 1959
KOOMEELA, W ss 191g, B.1912 David Drake Ltd,Balmain for Holyman Bros.,
then East Coast Shipping taken by US Small ships May 1942 and ultimately
re- engined with 8 cyl. Diesel - G.M.C.-, rated 8 knots,, sold
by Commonwealth Disposal commission in 1945 and reg Brisbane Jan. 1946,
reg closed 1947 æsold Govt of PortugalÆ obviously for use in
KOOMILYA left Fremantle on delivery voyage to foreign owners
July 5, 1955 then named ROSAPELAGI, and owned in Italy
KOOMILYA, ex CORAMBA of 1948 in 1961 sold Nov. 1966 and
renamed SAN FERNANDO
KOONDA, b.1910 West Hartlepool. Sold China 1946 and renamed, broken
up 1947 owned for much of career in Australia by McIlwraith, McEacharn
KOONOOKARRA W ss 165/66 B.1899 Singapore for H..W Stevens, reg.
Port Darwin. To Holymans, in 1901 and reg. Hobart 1905, 1912 Levers Pacific
Plantations Ltd, reg. Sydney reg. trans to tulagi, Solmon Islands, but
KOOPA, S tss 416/170 ON130149 B.1911 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith.
Sold 1952 Moreton Bay Development co. reg. closed Oct. 1960 vessel to be
demolished. Which was carried out at Pinkeba throughout 1961
KOORAKA, S mv, 300 (three hundred) tons not three thousand. Wrecked
April 1966 on the reef near entrance to Noumea.
KOORANGABA, DOUBLE ENDED VEHICULAR FERRY (OR PUNT)
Koorda, W lighter 83 B. 1896 scuttled Feb.1945 see æScuttled
& Abandoned shipsÆ
KOORINGA, s SS B.1902 see also aust.Coastal Pass Ships.
KOWHAI, b.1910 AS Hopewell not hopeful
KURANDA S tss 928g, B.1901 Gourlay Bros., DUNDEE not Glasgow for Australasian
United s.N.Co (It seems it is impossible for the name of this shipowner
to be presented correctly anywhere in this opus!!!!)
KURARA 1927 ???? surely
KURING GAI (I do not have any trouble with this name, always quoting
the REGISTERED style but you are confused with other reports who use the
name and write it differently) This vessel built in 1901 was
made of steel and had screw each end NO paddles anywhere and was NOT sold
to Newcastle Ferries but to the NSW Government to take workers to and from
Walsh Island dockyard. And when the yard ceased the vessel was made a hulk
which was abandoned at Hexham, but doubtful ever sold to anyone after abandoned
on the mud in the 1930s.
KURRARA, I ss tug, 387/239 ON89493 B.1883 Holland, reg
Sydney 1884, renamed EAST STAR IN 1928
KYOGLE S tss 735/ 329n ON112551 B.1901, repeat 1901 A & J
Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow. 1932 to Queensland company and employed
bringing coral from Moreton bay to Darra, notable steaming up Brisbane
river for her funnel which was altered so it could be lowered to allow
her pass under the bridges. Sold to RAAF and May 12, 1951 hulk sunk 10
miles east of Cape Moreton in bombing practice. See Scutteld & Abandoned
La Estancia position I give taken from official british government list
of war losses.
Le Meurthe Iron, rr Iron hull, built 1885 û your report completely
at variance with contemporary press report, and there were no crew aboard,and
it was under tow of ss St.Joseh.. apparently the vessel wrecked on near
Lord Howe Is another craft.
LA SERENA, 2266G 1447N FIRST REG. Port Adelaide 1899. while
under charter by Adelaide SSCo from July 1896 and under their control stranded
april 10, 1899 Adele Island WA abandoned to underwriters, the wreck purchased
by Adelaide SS Co and taken to their sydney workshop where repaired and
although ADsteam had usually called it MOONTA in advertising etc, since
chartered, it was only officially renamed until the Company became owners
in 1899, but it was NOT used to work in Spencer gulf, but on mainline
duty Sold 1913 to Crosby & Co, Melbourne January 1915 to Japan and
as TOKEI MARU, broken up in 1931 û see The Adelaide Line.
LADY ANN -- SAN 1876 when I was commissioned and checked
I could not find anything, nor could the people who commenced the list.
LADY AUGUSTA ENTRY SO FAR OUT IT SHOULD BE DELETED. (I wonder if Hans
Christian Anderson or the Brothers Grim concocted some of the fairy tales
you have collected and use to try and confuse later historians???) Cadell
did NOT receive the ú4000, but a lesser sum as he had not met ALL
the requirements of the bonus offer. It was built in Sydney to CadellÆs
design and requirements. It was not the first to navigate the Murray. æVisited
sydney & MelbourneÆ Well it was built in sydney and called into
Pt.Phillip on its way to South australia, if that is what you wish to convey>>>?????????/
see Ships of the Inland River or any other reliable publication about river
LADYBird Rhodes story never confirmed by contemp. refs and probably
is linked, vaguely with LADY ELLIOTT myth
LADYBIRD, very misleading and incorrect. See Aust.coastal Pass Ships.
248/176n tons, I ss, 1856 with increased accommo measure 431g
287n. B.1851 WDenny & Co,Dumbarton for English cross channel ferry
service conducted by H.P.Maples,reg.London 114/1851. Oct. 1853,
reg. Geelong by Cowie trading as Geelong SN Co arrived Geelong July 19,1853
from London for sale; in May 1855 sold to Launceston S.N.Co Nov. 1856 S.G.Henty
Oct. 1864 to New Zealand where she was ultimately hulk in 1887/8 and the
hulk was sunk by gunfire from a warship in 1905. arrived for sale and said
to be the fastest steamer in the colonies, Launceston people tried to buy
her but were beaten by Cowie and friends. Who in Sept.1853 placed her in
the Vic-Tasmanian trade, mainly to Launceston. When Henty acquired the
vessel he had the accommodation increased therefore the increased gross
tonnage and he placed her in the Melbourne-Pt Adelaide trade, calling at
intermediate ports , in 1862 she made a few trips to Otago, and Henty tendered
to place her in the Pt.Adelaide King George Sound mail run when South
Australia omitted by UK mail contract. In oct. 1864 rr 1864 sold to New
Zealand Stm Nav Co, reg.Wellington folio 3/1864. (as I have said
so often --I do not know how you can collect so many rubbishing fairytales
but if you can find anyone to believe them you should start selling hot
cakes at the equator)
LADY BLACKWOOD, 254t, B.1821 Fort Gloster,Bengal, 91Æ5ö
x 25Æ10ö first registered sydney as folio 11/1828 and for the
whaling industry reg closed 1859 when sold foreign, last owner Robert Towns
Capt.John Gibbs, left Sydney June 11, 1830 for the fishery and returned
December 30 1831 with 180 tuns and left again in March 1833 -- TUNS does
not mean that many TONS, tun being the measure of capacity of a cask.
State records, or researcher got the month of return wrong, and converted
tuns into tons
LADY BOWEN, I ps orig.527g/ 425.lengthened 1875 û 702g, and your
subsequent comment shows refs to a number of vessels and or confused mis
reading of factual information readily available. Original dimensions
as per register = 210.5 x 25.7 x 11.5, and after lengthening in dec. 1875
= 228.2 length other dimensions unaltered.
LADY BOWEN, reg. closed 1888, some misunderstanding of material, as
so often the case in this hotch potch of misinformation. Last owner
was James Cole Ellis
LADY DALY, W swps, as usual - enough omitted to make entry read
strange. built in 1862 rr 1862, refitted 1872 etc.
LADY DARLING steamer in 1850s, there was no such steamer in existence
in australia in1850s
LADY DARLING, I, ss much confusion, as usual when well known vessel
enters your lists see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships I ss orig. 649/528
and owned by Brights, involved with Baines and his Black ballers and on
arrival Melbourne apl 1865 announced to work in conjunction with ss Hero
delivering black ball line passengers and cargo to other Australasian ports.
NOT designed as a collier but with collapse of Black Ball Line Brights
increased pass accm and in 1866 placed it in the sydney/Newcastle û
Melbourne trade, entering collier business with coal from Ncle.
As early as 1867 they speculated about increasing size as not enough cargo
space to be economical and In 1869 Brights returned her to Liverpool and
lengthening, when returned in Jan. 1875 was sold to Paterson and full time
collier.. As the vessel was built in Liverpool any report saying it was
in built in Lancashire is correct but EnglandÆs geography is a complete
mystery to your contributors or editors
LADY DARLING, B.1864 the second on the Murray û donÆt make
me laugh û the first Mary Ann in1853 then a ten year gap, I
cannot imagine where this continual distortion of fact comes from û
perhaps another copying error and the second stern wheeler is meant???
ON my typo, 43149 confirmed
LADY DARLING, B.1864, etc.etc., you note Loney has is in an incident
LADY DENISON. I do not know why you raised the question of year it
went missing û I alone give frequent press refs, and there are other
reliable reports, but just because someone made an error you waffle on.
It would suffice if you simply stated the differing reports. Obviously
Broxam and Nash were confused.
LADY ELGIN, entry incorrect, see amendment for Kestrel.
LADY ELLIOT 353t arrived sydney june 24 1816 left sept 22 for
Calcutta via Batavia Thos stewart
LADY EMMA b.1848 on 32030 R 32030
Lady fergusson (fergusson is correct) was lost Port Willunga the landing
place near Aldinga.
LADY FITZGERALD, you did not pick up my reference to Fitzgerald, without
LADY HARVEY, and Loney confusion, does make it clear just how unreliable
Loney was but it seems unnecessary to waffle on and on about it - a simple
statement he was confused should suffice.
Lady Jillian also listed as Lady Jervis???rather strange, copying error
? see previous entry
LADY JOCELYN, was launched under that name London customs folio
263/1852 says: I ss, 3 masts 2188g, built 1852 C.J.Mare. for General Screw
Steam SHippig Co., sold 1860 and renamed BRAZIL, foreign owners revert
in 1861 to British Register and must return to original name. owner now
East India & London Shpg Co. sold Jan. 1868 and in April 1868 eng removed
and made sailing ship
LADY LAMINGTON Iron ss, 357g/198n. ON80429, B.1878 T.Wingate &
Co, Glasgow as GUNGA for BISN, then to Queensland Stm Shpg.
Which became AUSN and in 1890 reg.Brisbane.in May 1893 renamed Croydon
as AUSN already had a ship named Gunga. In May 1898 sold to Wm.Collin and
renamed Lady Lamington for wife of the governor of Qld., in May 1901 renamed
MORETON BY Henry Carr and used to dispose night soil from Brisbane
reg. Closed Dec.1934 æabandoned on Bishop IslandÆ
LADY LEIGH. ON 31491 built 1835 at Newport, Monmouthshire that
is near Cardiff and a long way from Tasmania!!!! And first in Australasia
at Wellington in 1843, trans to Hobart in 1845 and in June 1846 Aldridge
acquired a small share in the vessel, which he increased until by 1853
he was sole owner and sold mid 1854.
Lady Loch I SS 487t, ON88946 1920 - 531/270 built 1886 by Messrs Campbell,
Sloss & McCann, South Melbourne 2 cylinder compound steam engine by
shipbuilders, 125hp. Built for Victorian government as lighthouse tender
and general purpose vessel. After Federation, when the lighthouses around
Australia were divided into two categories, one set to be cared for by
the Commonwealth the remainder by the states, Lady Loch retained by Victorian
govt, and sold Feb.1920 to a grazier, A.S.Rodgers, but when the Commonwealth
required more tonnage to care for lights under their control they purchased
Lady Loch in May 1925. They sold it March 1935 to Mr.Cooke and she
was converted into a hulk for work on the Brisbane river and worked for
Moreton Tug & Lighter Company, scuttled at Dunwich, Moreton bay
1962. see Scuttled and Abandoned ships It was NOT an auxiliary steamship
but full powered. But, as usual, you have it scuttled in 1926 and performing
work up to 1935, but then the whole item is so muddled it makes LoneyÆs
efforts seem reasonable!!! The above is a clear picture of the legal owners
etc.,and ultimate disposal, no matter what your other amazingly confused
contributors feel about it. The crystal ball must have been even
more cloudy as they wrote it up!!!!
LADY MACDONALD w SHIP 676t arrived Melbourne July 13, 1852 Capt.
Wm. Gold from Plymouth with 286 govt migrants
LADY MARY PELHAM measured 207 tons until re rigged in 1854
and measured under new meas.system.
LADY NORMAN, AN ISLAND STEAMER? Now I WONDER WHAT THAT MAY mean.
When operational was employed on short run coastal voyages in Queensland
but did make one short trip to take labourers to nearby Pacific islands
Was built as an iron hull paddle wheel tug but in Feb.1895 was converted
to single screw steamship with compound engine from wrecked ss Dicky, and
renamed ON94148 176/106 Owner William Collin, reg. Brisbane
2/1895. 1918 converted to lighter û 194/171tons. scuttled artificial
reef. 1979 see scuttled & abandoned ships
LADY NORTHCOTE, B. 1905 for Balmain New ferry Co., 128/87
LADY OF THE LAKE IRON paddle steamer, apparently later clad with timber.
acquired Nov.1873 by Gippsland S.N.Co, who were owners in 1880, when repaired
and restored owners various, from august 1882 till Sept. 1883 Wm.Williams
LADY ORD, W ss 8g, Built 1878 Perth, first reg. 1898 when
purchased by developers of new housing estate æMelville Water Park
EstateÆ, which ultimately failed all their fleet abandoned c.1905
LADY PALMERSTON, I ship rigged, 1864, R.Steele Greenock ON48805 renamed
PAM, by Adelaide sS co in 1909 when converted to hulk, Sunk by gunfire
from HMAS AUSTRALIA and CANBERRA off Kangaroo Island, March 20,1934,
see Scuttled and Abandoned Ships
LADY PEEL, W bq 594 tons, ashore June 4,1852 near Shortlands bluff
with coal, not owned in Australia
LADY ROBINSON, W sch 106t, ON64434, B.1873 Manning River, NSW. Owners;
1877-1893 A.Schlink & A,Krause, reg. Port Adelaide, stranded
May 2, 1884 near Hook Is,Qld, crew reached Bowen May 27, refloated,
and repaired. Finally hulked in sydney in 1910.
LADY SALE W brig 199t, arrived Geelong from Dundee Nov.
23, 1854 and left for South America Dec, 18, different rig and tonnage
than 1852 incident
LAIRA, yet another conjuring trick, built in 1870 and entered a trade
in 1862????? Which obviously is meant to be 1882. WHEN first REG.
n.z., AFTER COLLISION WITH STEAMER IN 1898 PURCHaSed BY Union Co and used
as hulk in Pt.Chalmers but eventually re-rigged and in 1904 owned in Hobart,
and in 1908 to J.J.Craig,Auckland, who sold in 1910 to Huddart Parker
who made the vessel a coal hulk and register closed.
LALLA W 3m barque, 1070g 991n, ON`118542 B.1874
Masean, Nova Scotia. Apl.1904 reg.Fremantle ex Norwegian reg by G.F.Gallop.
March 1906 G.& W. Chamberlain, who converted to lighter and employed
with the movement of coal from the Collie mines, Jan, 1912 sold to Melbourne
SS Co. Remains destroyed by Gunfire from HMAS BRISBANE August 18,
1917 û see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships
LALLA ROOKH w BRIG. First in Sydney April 1853, folio 38/1853;
aug 1858 trans to Melbourne reg. March 1863 returns sydney ownership May
1873 briefly reg Auckland returns sydney reg 1873, and apparently hulked,
or made into collier.
LAMMERMOOR. Since my book published have discovered lost 1881,
LANCASHIRE LASS, w 2M SCH 61, on59552 B.1869 Jervis Bay, nsw, as CURRUMBENE
Renamed Aug.1886, acq.Aug 1887 Frank Jardine reg closed 1895 æbroken
up Thursday Island
LANCASTRIAN. w SHIP 591t Capt. R.Langley with immigrants from London
arrived Melbourne Apl 29, 1851, and left for Hong Kong June 14
LAND OF CAKES item so full of holes am ignoring it completely.
LANENA , Sss to Hong Kong shipbreakers in 1956. Built for Holymans
LANERCOST, more ignorance. The vessel was built in county Cumberland,eng.
æcountyÆ normally abbreviated æco.Æ
LAPWING, which arrived Pt.Adel from London May 10, 1850 was NOT purchased
by SA govt in 1845, that was the former Emma & Jane, more confused
or poor researching. Or bad copying? All are featured prominently in this
publication - and in 1850 sold to Teakle. In April 1853 the register was
transferred to William Francis,jnr
Lapwing, working in victoria in 1852 etc, was NOT the vessel that name
lost in Wollongong, but the cutter/ketch lost in Encounter bay in 1856`
LARANAH, Sss 740g ON136668, Built Holland for British Channel Island
Shipping co in 1914 who had named it ISLAND QUEEN. Holymans sold
it 1956 to Panama and it sank s.w of Manila, Oct. 8, 1959,
LARKINS, see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships,
LARRAKIA, designed as air/sea rescue vessel for RAF adapted for northern
Lass OÆGowrie b.1848, last effective entry in Sydney Custom house
files Oct. 1856 reg closed 1891 æmissing for yearÆs i.e, clerk
did not know where it was
LASS OÆGOWRIE, I SS 223/136t, on62965, b.1878 J.Key &
sons, Kinghorn, for German Pacific trading company and named SUDSEE,
sold 1882 to G.Hill and reg sydney as Lass oÆGowrie, and intended
for the blue metal trade Kiama-sydney and was lengthened by 20 feet in
1885. sold in 1895 and in 1896 acquired by Howard smith for work
in the Queensland sugar ports. In 1934 sold to Maryborough and by 1938
converted into a lighter and on July 28, 1975 disused hulk scuttled Hervey
Bay, see Scuttled & Abandoned ships, and AMHS files. Howard Smith
history. All your entries for same ship. Although most compilers confused
LASS OF GAWLER, W brig, 224t ON43145 Built POole, Dorset
1862 for Port Adelaide owner.sold March 1885 Tasmanian s.N.co and became
coal hulk, when TSN acquired by Union Line, they retained it services
until sold in 1908 for demolition.
LAUDERDALE, the second was built to replace the first of the name but
Union Line acquired Maoriland Shipping in 1915, and so renamed the second
Lauderdale in their naming style, and it became KOKIRI. Sold overseas in
1927, and under the name TAURUS, Phillipine owner, scuttled Dec.1941 by
USN to avoid capture by Japanese who raised it repaired it and it was finally
lost off Manila in February 1945 under Japanese flag.
LAURA missing in 1904 was reg in Italy was built of iron and you give
full details three or 4 entries later??????????????????????.
LAURA Iss ON71783, acqs. 1911 John rowe & Sons Hobart,
and abandoned 1929.
LAURA steamship involved in collisions Brisbane river, is the
same vessel built 1873.
The entries for Laura getting too muddled to worry about any further
LAVINIA blackbirder entry followed immediately by proper descripotion
and total loss why???
Le Roi such stupid speculation - no knowledge of
French language leads to such a silly exhibition.
LEEDERRY, the former name was ARGO, not agra
LEeUWIN was built of IRON not steel and employed on Eucla mail
LEGERDEMAIN-ENTERED TWICE, PREVIOUSLY WITH NAME SPELT INCORRECTLY
LENA GLADYS, towing steamer was city of FORT Worth
LEILA, SAN entirely incorrect, no Ferry that name, probably Leipoa??
If so only damaged
LEISHA Coral see ?? surely coral
LEONADIS on48395 LAST REGISTERED OWNERS Melbourne SteamShip Co.,
not MHT hulked in 1885 when acquired by Melbourne Coal company
Next entry the same ship
LES TROIS AMIS, THE REG WAS CLOSED IN 1883 WITH æMISINGÆ
It was indeed, it had been last used by Francis Cadell at his pearling
station at Warrior Island, and with his death the vessel disappeared. Fate
unknown. and not the first steamer registered in West australia. but the
first SCREW steamer, another copy error? Engine removed in 1858,
and spent last years as sailing schooner. Your source, as so often the
case, completely up the wattle about this vessel.
LETITIA, b.1831, at Bill Quay on tyne, co.durham, reg.Sydney
1839, to Hobart in 1841, etc., prob. just a typo about a rescue in
LEURA, OFFICIAL NUMBER HAS PICKED UP AN ADDITIONAL1 IN FRONT, IT WAS
74685 BULT 1878 W.H.Potter & Co, Liverpool for William Howard smith
who announced it for the Newcastle,Sydney Melbourne coal trade -
see Aust.Coastal Pass.Ships.
LEVERET. You have done it again, a vessel sunk in 1895 reported
involved in incidents in the early 1900s???? Apparently it never occurred
to you or your compilers that an owner MAY wish to replace a lost vessel?
Because that is what happened, when the first leveret was sunk Fenwicks
purchased another vessel and renamed it Leveretàà
LEVUKA, w sch,79t ON83636 used as a lighter at Port Darwin from 1883,
was built 1874 in Germany, worked in the south seas for a german trading
company until sold 1881 to Sydney owner who sold in 1883 to Darwin
LEVUKA, Tss built for AUSN, sold 1926 AND RENAMED. Broken up
in 1963. see Aust.coastal Pass Ships reported to have stranded in
LEWES, Royal Navy vessel, formerly USS naval vessel named Conway, scuttled
off sydney having been damaged by an air attack in 1943, Date of sinking
in question, Royal Navy says 1945, other sources give 1955 û see
æScuttled & Abandoned Ships
LIBERTY, Sch, b,1849 ON32547. reported in Melbourne between April
1852 and April 1853. reg.Sydney: 1866 to Brisbane owner, 1867 to Wst Australia
in Aug 1870 trans to Singapore.
LIDDESDALE s SS 2422G, b.1887, CHARTERD BY Australian shipowner
1895 and sold in 1897 and renamed WANAKA BY Union Line and
employed in their Tasmanian trades.
LILIAN, YOU SINK OFF SYDNEY Dec. 1876 actually LILLIAN
ON51055 lost of Cape 3 Points which you later also list under correct spelling
LILY BURNT 1911 PG.533. IS IDENTICAL WITH LAST ENTRY PREVOUS
Linda PG533 was originally screw steamship, eng removed 1895
and aux.oil eng installed 1905 when sold to Holymans thence a few
more changes until returns to Holymans in 1930 Hulked Tamar river
1938 (see Holyman history) the second entry this vessel unnecessary and
LINDISFARNE, built by Rock Davis, Brisbane Water (no æsÆ)
sold 1920 Lindisfarne Ferry Co. Hobart and renamed Taken by U.S.Small ships
in 1942, not returned. Reported seen in Noumea after the war.
LINDAYS, HEAVeN ALONE KNOWS HOW ANYONE THOUGHT IT WAS EVER IN THE SLAVE
TRADE û MORE CONFUSION, IGNORENCE OR SHEER STUPIDITY -- . IT WAS
CONDEMNED IN Bermuda, in 1813, ie US war. W ship rigged vessel measuring
270 tons, first in Hobart town customs 1832 and in 1835 acquired by the
Imlay family for their cattle trade 1842 sold to sydney for whaling SMH
Oct. 1849 reported it was condemned early in June at San Francisco and
reg closed æsold foreignÆ.
LION, wrecked with a load of New Zealand timber - there was a
very substantial trade from the north of north island NZ to Australia in
the 19th century û more ignorant supposition by someone with absolutely
no knowledge of australasian nautical historical affairs.
LION whaler crew taken to Maryborough, which is on the Mary river that
flows into Wide Bay so there is no need to æsupposeÆ. Ps waratah
at the time was regular mail steamer for Maryborough
Lion bq 216 tons, which you have already wrecked in 1872, you
repair? because the register was closed in 1873????
LION BELGE, the owners MAY have built the vessel, but we do not know
that so why say so????????????????????/
you have the unhappy knack of finding the most unusual ships. Here
we have IPS LIONESS 8726 tons,???? built in 1854 arriving in Port
Phillip in 1853. It did not get to the Murray river. worked around Melbourne
until sent to Hokitika in 1865 and spent the rest of its life in New Zealand.More
LISMORE 181t my typo ON74836 confirmed
LITTLE ANGELINA REG CLOSED 1913 æ BROKEN UPÆ SO IF REBUILT
AND RENAMED Customs would not accept it was a repair or rebuild and insisted
it was a new ship built at Bass in 1912. however the owners were
the same, so probably was an extensive rebuild
LITTLE JOHN, no trace in registers or shipping arrivals
LITTLE STRANGER w kt 82/77 b. 1883 auckland reg.Melbourne
1887 reg closed 1928 broken up years ago
LIVELY cutter built Wm.Jenkins Torbay,WA 1838, sold 1841 to Melbourne
6/1841 and 8/1841 Melb. sold June 1845 to Nelson New Zealand and no further
Lizzie was enrolled by Mr.J.B.Lock as LIZZY W ctr 13t, ON64798
47.3 etc. B.1875 (1) J.G.Gotch, Footscray. The register was closed
in 1917 when advised the vessel had been broken up at a date unknown.
LIZZIE DAVIS, WAS LEAVING Port Macquarie, where there are NO
LIZZIE MUIR, was built 1874,rr 1874 according to Sydney folio 27/1874
LIZZIE WEBBER arrived from Sunderland Dec. 15, 1852, when reg
Sydney 1854, was described as a snow, not a brig, b.1852 Sunderland
was sold to Singapore April 1858 but sydney press July 1859 said under
capt. John McFinlay, has been trading regularly between sydney and Launceston
LLEWELLYN W ss 290g/197. to Auckland Steam Packet Co. Sept. 1875 and
extra accommodation fitted resulting in gross tonnage now 478g. was
built for work in northern queensland for a company expected to be formed
in Rockhampton. In April 1875 advertised for Cooktown, but Auckland buyers
in sydney offered large sum and it was sold. when returned sydney
reg in 1877 advertised for a service sydney-Brisbane-Cooktown
LOCH DEE owners J. sproat & CO, Liverpool
LOCH FYNE, owners Genral shipping Co.Ltd,reg.Glasgow
LOCH GARRY I SHIP, 1565/1493, ON73788 REG. Owners Glasgow
Shipping Co, reg. Glasgow.atken, lillbun built J & G Thomson,Glasgow
LOCH LOMOND, TRAINING HULK?? VERY STRANGE, -- IT WAS PURCHASED FOR
USE AS A COAL HULK, ACQUIRED BY Union Line in 1908 and registered at Dunedin
and contemporary press said she left Newcastle, NSW July 16,1908 for lyttelton
and disappeared - the NZ paper æDOMinionÆ reporting various
units of Union Line fleet told to look for the missing vessel, etc.etc.,
so your fairytale about a trip to england and or training hulk, utter rubbish
û where do you find this stuff - although looking at your list of
books I find many are questionable on facts, but strong on FICTION.
LOCH MOIDART, Iron 4mast ship, 2081/2000t ON85856, B.1881 barclay,Curle,
owners Aitken & Lillburn,reg Glasgow.
LOCH NESS, I ship, 1248/1190 on60461 B.1869 Barclay,curle, Glasgow
shipping Co. sold aug.1908 for ú3000 to Stevedoring & Shipping
Co, agents Port Adelaide for german Australia line and NDL, used by RAN
during WW1 and ended up in Fremantle. Sunk by Gunfire off Rottnest, August
18,1926, see Scuttled & Abandoned shipsÆ
LOCH RANNOCH, I do not know just where you grab some of the nonsense
that continually crops up. This vessel never had another name - 1243/1185t,
ON60354 b.1868 J & G Thomson for Glasgow shipping Co. û
there is no Loch Ronald, in Scotland, and had it been originally named
anything else it was illegal to change the name of an English ship until
post 1875 û well known - had anyone thought to study their nautical
history before creating this very distressing publication.
LOCH RYAN DATES ACQUISITION AND RENAMING SUSPICIOUS
Loch tay, THIRD SHIP BUILT FOR THE Loch Line, which began in 1867 by
Wm.aitken & Jas.Lilburn, purchased by Huddart,Parker in 1909
and made coal hulk in Port Adelaide, register closed in 1958 ædemolishedÆ
but remains are said to be in the North Arm,Port River. see Scutttled &
LOCHEIL, W sch 227/216n,on65362 built PETERHEAD, NR Aberdeen, SCOTLAND,
not England, reg.Brisbane 1883, sold to owners resident in Bundaberg oct.1886
and thence till broken up 1907 and remains said to have been abandoned
Bishop Island, see Scuttled & Abandoned ships
LOELIA. W 1m ctr, 49t, ON53977,B.1849 Poole Dorset, arrived Melbourne
Sept.4,1854 and purchased by Govt and sometimes identified as HM cutter.
It was employed on survey work until 1857 when became light ship for Geelong
but sold out of govt service in 1867 and reg 16/1867 Melbourne, various
owners until sold by Vice Admiralty court in 1878 to sydney owners Sydney
reg closed 1882 æsold to a GermanÆ
LONDON w ps, see aust.coastal pass ships, 687g/406n 281
burthen tons, B.1837 John Wood, Glasgow for Dundee, Perth & London
LONE -- SAN researcher unable to read poor writing but the vessel
was in fact named ZONE which you report later
LOOK IN, seized because customs found her involved in smuggling
û which the owner denied but could not satisfy authority
LOONGANA b.1879 WAS SOLD TO naturalised Sydney merchants of Chinese
origin who were substantial island traders so it was not sold to chinese
interests -- yet another example of little understanding, or knowledge
of the shipping industry
LOONGANA bass sait ferry, facts all wrong. It was built for Union
ssCo of NZ who had acquired an interest in the Bass Strait ferry when it
purchased Tasmanian SN Co., and who were in stiff competition with Huddart
Parker & Company but after both lost money on the service they agreed
to form a joint company for the service, and in 1922 the ownership passed
to Tasmanian steamers P/L, see Aust.Coastal Passenger ships
and Melbourne Custom House register, while the towing vessel, as mentioned
earlier was a former Union line vessel and united steamship company just
another fairytale imagined by one of your useless contributors û
anyone grabbing such material will continue to perpetrate highly inaccurate
information that in later years will prove very difficult to eliminate
LORD ASHLEY, see Aust.Coastal Pass ships. Your entry full of
error .. the vessel lost New Plymouth in 1862 was LORD WOLSELY, not Ashley,
this vessel never owned by Australasian S N CO. When the panama line ceased
operations sold to Sydney owners.,then an Auckland resident tried to open
a trans-Tasman line but in 1872 John edye Manning acquired it, and
conveyed passengers from Sydney against the ASN to Queensland and
northern territory ports as well as making a few trips to Noumea. In 1877
the passenger accommodation was removed and she was chartered to carry
coal to Melbourne to fulfil a contract obtained by .C.A.Dibbs & Co.,
and if there is any question about a deliberate attempt to scuttle the
vessel it begs the question as to why her owner was travelling in the vessel
as a passenger at the time??? More guess work to the fore??????????????
LORD AUCKLAND STORY aout new settlement at Port Curtis, seems
dubious or wrongly dated..
LORD FERGUS, well you also want it as LOCH Fergus û the correct
name - delete one or the other, I believe it to be a loch myself
LORD HOBART, a long assoc with Australia -- in 1838 reg Port Adelaide
by South Australian company - 1840s in the cattle trade of the Imlay
family. Acquired by tooth in 1849 for the gold rushes in California and
sold as a hulk in San Francisco after arrival
LORD HOWARD it was not, but the above LORD HOBART that Hovenden owned
Tooth bought it from the creditors of Hovenden.
Lord Liverpool packet, then immediately after another entry the same
ship? ??? ??
LORD OF THE ISLES, Henry Beattie seems to have got caught in the machinery,
and returns three times without helping to make anything clear. My typo
on official number
LORENZO SABINE, first in australia at Melbourne in 1853 Dec.1864 trans
to Newcastle, NSW Oct. 1866 trans to sydney ownership
LORINA - NO TRACE VESSEL ThIS NAME IN Australia in 1901
LORINNA s MV, 1185G B.1937 Grangemouth Dockyard 241.0
x 35. x 15.4,, sold 1961.renamed BRENDA. LEFT Melbourne towing dredge
SIR GEORGE LLOYD, which sank off wilsons Prom, 1968 renamed UNION BRENDA
ACCOMMODATION BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE IN Dec.1970 at Brunei. Sold 1973 to
Singapore still reg. Panama renamed LUCTOR in 1977, and sold for demolition
LOUIE, W ss 22t, ON89363, b.1884(12) J.Halstead, Lavender Bay,Sydney
eng 9hp, trans to Hobart 1892
LOUIS BAILLIE?? THERE WAS Louisa Baillie visiting Port Phillip
and it arrived Aug. 13, from San Francisco described as a shp of 414 tons
which left for Singapore Octo 6th but there is no ref to stranding.
LOUIS THERIAULT on138893, ACQ Commonealth Govt in 1920. c.1922 to capt.Watchlin
of auckland, HAD AN AUX MOTOR INSTALLED IN 1926 when sold to Brisbane traders
Ltd, and was badly damaged by fire at Newcastel, NSW July and laid up in
sydney where she finally was broken up
LOUISA LAMONT, SQUEEZED IN OUT OF ORDER IN Louisa file, then later
givenfulltreatment???? LOUISA 182 OWNED BY Macnamarra from June 1843, until
sold Prt Adelaide May 1852 returns to London register in 1857
LOUISA w BGN, 123 TONS, b.pei 1866, REG Melbourne Feb.1874,
and reg closed 1898 æbroken upÆ
LOUISA, I SS 57/38, on55959 b.1872, FOR Edmund Mellor,
reg. Brisbane only May 1882 to Jas.Honeyman May 1888 to John burke, who
may have been a deserter but became an important, wealthy and influential
member of BrisbaneÆs mercantile community.
His company sold in 1926 and vessel utilmately became a lighter and the
register closed June 1949,Æ no longer requiredÆ fate unknown
LOUISA CRAIG, a very interesting vessel about which much has been written
although you appear to have missed it - built 1876 as the iron hulled
barque PERU for Dundee owners, 710/683t, ON75188, sold to Auckland in 1907
and renamed LOUISA CRAIG by the Craig family company, in 1916 renamed
RAUPO and made into a hulk in 1929 etc etc
LOUISE DOROTHEA, Loney got lost here, Mossel Bay is NOT in south
australia, but SOUTH AFRICA!!!! but is it an error for moselle?????????
Loura, more bad copying or confused compiler but you already have it
under its correct name i.e. LEURA and it might assist researchers if cross
referenced but this seldom happens in this opus.
LOWESTOFT, WAS BUILT IN England not Nova Scotia.
LOYALTY, PEARLING LUGGER IN 1850?? STRANGE NO ONE THOUGHT PEARLING
WITH LUGGERS HAPPENED UNTIL ABOUT THE 1880S û could this be yet another
copying error or typo??? LULU, b. 1875 Belfast,Vic., was sold to Port Adelaide
no later than 1921, and was ultimately abandoned on the bank of Port river
in mid 1930s see Ketches of South Australia
LUBRA ISS B.1860 SEE ALSO Australian coastal Passenger ships
LUBRA b.1875 Harvey & CO, at Hayle, cornwall
Two steamers same name may have confused some people but as they worked
on different sides of the continent little confusion in their life time.
1875 Lubra worked for Nipper & See on West coast of Victoria briefly
until sold to Newcastle steamship company for sydney-hunter rivier district
trading until sold in 1907 for collier work
LUCIBELLE, more double dipping with the name of owners = copier confused,
or just an attempt to confuse the readers????????
LUCINDA, ANOTHER REMARABKLE FEAT BUILT IN 1884 AND ARRIVED IN Brisbane
in 1855?? Wonders will never cease!!!. Did no typesetter EVER look at what
disaster they were setting up û or were they blind - or just blind
drunk? When registered the dimensions were given as 172.2 x
25.1 x9,25 reg closed in 1932 when made into a lighter. The signing of
papers to create Federation took place aboard the vessel when is was anchored
in the Haweksbury river, not in Sydney. The vessel had been sold in 1923
to Riverside Coal & Lighterage and probably made coal hulk and register
only closed when vessel abandoned on bishop Island, see Scuttled and Abandoned
LUCITANIA?? YOU MEAN lusitania, for Orient S.N. so your comment
well wide of the mark, which is not an uncommon occurrence
LUCY built Hobart 1839, INCORRECTLY SHOWN WITH on OF VESSEL BUILT
1853 in the Underwriters register.
LUCY CTR 25 TONS BUILT 1853 on32003 entry well wide of
the mark. As the folio 28 of 1852 deals with vessel same name built
in 1850 at Peppermint bay which was owned by Vallance from 1855 and
the register for that vessel closed 1876 æmissingÆ more
very poor research/recording here. My entries from detail that I took from
original register book
LUCY & ADELAIDE, on38797, ALL THE Custom house register
entries state built 1866 Jervis Bay so SMH got it wrong, or did the researcher?
When lost in 1880 the last registered owner vide Customs was H.J.Howes,
LUCY ANN(E), 214 ton, built 1817 rr 1817 Frederickton, NB purchased
by NSW Colonial Govt in 1827 and sold in 1831 and probably hulked c.1850,
Argus July 1852 said bought for a coaling depot in 1854 sold
by 1852 owners and registered at Melbourne by G.A.Mouritz as a hulk and
register closed 1857 with æbroken upÆ
LUFRA Comp. ship ON62437 BUILT 1870 FOR Wm.Anderson, reg.
Banff. Sold 1874 Alex MacGregor & partners of Hobart, reg. Port Adelaide
1874 as a barque, 704g/ 672n, trans to Hobart register 1875 and remained
Hobart register until sold to Italian owners in 1897
LUNA operated as a blockade runner TO the southern confederate
states. On50060, was imported by mr.Parker of the Geelong firm Parker &
Skinner for the Geelong ferry,but sold aug.1868 to William Marshall, of
SYDNEY for the sydney û Manning River trade (after a partner of the
geelong owners, capt.Webb sunk the black Swan) and sold to the New Zealand
Government in 1870 who sold in 1877 and was then probably made a coal hulk.
(as usual you have managed to find a report that does not give the correct
LUNTANA is LUTANA (thought this ship MIGHT get a bit more
attention S ss 918g, ON145642 B.1922 Holland as MACHADO 217.6 LONG
PURCHASED BY Wm.Holyman & Co. from Cardiff owners., sold 1955 to Phillipines.
And you have it correctly later
LURELINE was really named and enrolled as LURLINE
Lusitania, w SCH 133T ARRIVED Port Phillip from Glasgow
August 25, 1853 and there was no report of it leaving - it was not reg
in Australia and was possibly abandoned or renamed without advising authority,but
some ships slipped away unrecorded in the press
Lusitania I ss but why immigrant ship? I cannot understand. Employed
by Orient Line in Australian service for some years and it was built for
PACIFIC S.N.Co not Peninsula as mentioned by Maber in North Star which
you obviously have looked at because you quote him frequently, even if
not always correctly decyphered
LUTANA again twice, the second time offering a possible variation of
its name? Heaven help anyone trying to use this publication for research.
LY-EE-MOON a fine collection of unsubstantiated fairy tales interspersed
with fact, however I quote from Australian Coastal Passenger Ships, compiled
from reliable sources:- I ps ON28737 753/570, built Thames Iron Works,
Orchard Yard for J.P.Dent & CO, Hong Kong, and enrolled Hong Kong in
1860. and used to deliver business information and drugs from Singapore
to Hong Kong or the mainland. Sold April 1863 to Japan and renamed TAIHEI
MARU and after accident in Hong Kong returned british ownership in 1873,
gutted and sailed home to England for conversion to screw steamer for proposed
trans-Pacific service It was rebuilt in 1873/74 by the Ouseburn works,
Newcastle on tyne and now a twin funnelled single screw 3m schooner
rigged steamer measuring 990g 611n tons owned by Messrs. G.R.S..Stevens
and others. As the Pacific service failed to commence sent to Australia
March 1876 seeking a buyer in charge of Capt.G.s.Stevens, who took the
vessel to Melbourne on a demonstration for potential buyer - wm.Howard
smith in June 1876 but no sale made. Returned to Hong Kong but sold to
Australasian S.N.Co early in 1877 and reg Sydney. Gutted by fire in Sydney
in 1877 but rebuilt and another deck added, emerging with 2 funnels,
only 2 masts and measuring 1202g 745n tons and was wrecked with loss
of 71 lives at Green Cape Nov. 30,1886
LYNN, SAN - source or ship never identified or locaed
Lysander, W ship, later barque, 475 tons, built 1835 Leith, on the
east coast of Scotland not on the clyde û see Migrant ships to south
australia.. She often visited Port Adelaide before getting to Melbourne.
Argus 1860 to be sold and was broken up in 1861.
LYtTONA VIDE REGISTER, YOU HAVE IT SPELT WRONGLY. W 2M FORE AND
AFT SCHOONER 74 TONS, BUILT 1867 Taylor Winship, Cleveland, Moreton Bay
owner Taylor Winship reg Brisbane, wrecked Christobel Island as I
Mabel white LOST 1898 û UNKNOWN TO ANY OTHER RESEARCHER/ COMPILER
and not TO BE FOUND IN Customs House recordsà
MACEDON, muddle muddle again, grab anything attitude àthe lighter
which you try to include was recrded thus
MACEDON WOOD BARGE/LIGHTER 123T, on95989, 100Æ LONG, BUILT 1891,
Taylor Armstrong & CO, Williamstown. owners Victorian lightering &
ballasting co. Ltd., subsequently taken over by Victorian Lighterage etc
The second steamer this name owned by Howard Smith, built in 1916 at
Port Glasgow, was sold in 1955 to Panama and was broken up in Antwerp in
1957 under the name Macedonian
The third, which you do not mention was A Motor vessel built in 1957,
which the company sold in 1986 and it was demolished in Taiwan July 1987
after year or two owned in Vanuatu
MACGREGOR C. ss see also Ausralian coastal Passenger Ships to clarify
this messy report.
Composite screw ss, 256g 163n ON82695 built for Alex.Macgregor,reg.auckland,
trans to sydney reg 1888 briefly and sold april 1888 to Noumea register.,
1895 returns british as property of burns,Philp & CO, reg.sydney to
take up the running between Albany and Ecula, via ports under contract
to W.A.Government in association with AUSN And McIlwratih which they soon
lost and in April 1897 sold to Fremantle shipping agents, and reg.trans
to Fremantle and it was hulked in 1916. register closed.
MACKARRA, s SS B.1919 SOLD TO ausn June 1920, and sold to Jas.Patrick
& CO, 1941, and and left for Osaka and shipbrakers Sept. 1954
MACQUARIE, B.1846 owned n Hobart until 1868, by partnerships involvdd
with John Johnson, later to move to Gippsland. In 1872 sold to Fremantle
MACQUARIE S tss, 493/263 ON125209 B.1909 Earles, Hull for N.Cains Coasal
Co-op SS co as passenger vessel ( accom 90 pass) for Sydney-Pt.Macquarie
trade, laid up 1925, sold 1929 to On Chong & Co, Island merchants reg.Wellington
for Gilbert Island trade,later with W.R.Carpenter & Co, mgrs< sold
May 1937 to Mollers of shanghai and renamed MARIE MOLLER SEIZED by Japs
and renamed KYOKKO MARU which was sunk after striking a mine off southern
Burma 12.26n 98.38E, Jan.1 1945
MACQUARIE, b1875, and renamed Melbourne, WAS REDUCED To BARQUE
RIG BY Devitt & Moore for her last trip whch arrived in Sydney Feb.
11, 1904. and sold Norway late 1904/and arrived Melbourne as FORTUNA
Norge flag Jan 1906 with a timber cargo. She last arrived under said
in sydney in June 3, 1909 It was sold February 1953 for demolition and
put ashore on the bank of Parrmatta river at Putney and slowly demolished,
which was compleed within two years.
MACTAN, Why, it was an American vessel working in the phillipines,
it was of interest and importance under original names to Aust and New
Zealand. All this rubbish to bring in wartime service - there
is not even cross references for potential Australasian enquirers û
all very unreal û and thoughtless about the proposed aims of the
publication û but then they are seldom realised. The people
who had it built were involved in financial matters soon after it was delivered
and they sold to Union Line who employed it in the same, or similar capacity
as originally intended, until sold during WW1.
MADELINE, you are at it again, built in 1825, and wrecked in 1822,
but then you mention in the next item with more muddled information û
another mixmaster shakeup?
MADURA, w BQ, 344 T on70802, b.1866 Nantes, first in Aust.
at Melbourne on sale by French owners sept.1875, in August 1881 sold to
J.C.Ellis of Newcastle & Sydney, and reg trans to Newcastle SEpt.1883
with no further information and register closed 1972 with æno traceÆ
MAGGIE W 2m sch, 19t, ON40926 B.1854 Thos. Ledbetter Melbourne, the
last owner was A.Garafa, and reg closed 1862 broken up, but it had been
auctioned by the Customs for some undisclosed reason after it had been
confiscated June 12, 1862 and was eventually rebuilt and registered as
a new vessel named DOLPHIN IN 1863.
Maggie, KETCH, REPORTED WRECKED western Port was probably W kt, 26t,
Built 1851, North West Bay, tAs, and rebuilt in 1867 by messrs Cook,Williamstown
after purchasing it from the Victorian govt. and in 1869 acquired by T.C.Allchin.
the last transaction was in 1890 and reg closed with broken up and dated1915
MAGGIE on83866 once again a miravcle, built in 1881 and operating
in victoria in the 1870s, which, I presume was really the vessel I mention
above.Loney obviously thinks so
MAGNA CHARTER no vessel this or similar name mentioned in arrivals
departures lists or in contemporary custom house registers.
MAGNET snow 148 Heard Island, was the same vessel lost in 1844
MAGNET, 92 tons ON71836 b.1875 for and first reg in Sydney by Meyer
Brodziak & another, of Townsville - sold May 1876
to Port Adelaide,
MAGNOLIA, (LOney) W 1m cutter, yacht, first reg in 1889, ON95957, Built.1869
D.Sheehy,wooloomooloo,Sydney owner when reg Melboune 1889 Wm.Stokes,
no further transactions and reg closed 1928 æno traceÆ
Maguasha, SEE maquasha Although spelling is in question,
and appears in both styles
MAHINAPUA S tss 423g 205n, pass accom added 1891 for Tasmanian
trades û 458g/239 hulked in 1911 and hulk renamed SYDNEY WHICH FOUNDERED
AT Port Stephens, NSW Oct. 7,1925, where it had been in use to handle timber
û see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships
MAHOMED sHAH It would be less obscure if the name of the master
could be confirmed as one of those you mention in different places
MAHUKONA you leave out the town in Washington state where the
vessel was built, implying it was built in Washington DC on the other side
MAID OF AUSTRALIA, b.1869, THERE IS NO port Turton, but it was Point,
as spelt out in my work!!!! Copying has proved very difficult to your typesetter
MAID OF JUDAH, w 3M SHIP CONVERTD TO BARQUE March 1874.
643t, ON6869, B.1853 Walter Hood & CO, Aberdeen, 172.0 x 31.2 x 19.3
reg.Aberdeen 28/1853, sold 1872 rr 1872 T. & M.C.Cowlishaw, reg.sydney
folio 49/1872, mid 1880 while seeking a buyer, was surveyed at Amoy
and condemned and dismantled.
MAID OF RIVERTON, GEOGRAPHY OUT OF WACK ONCE MORE. Currumbene
creek is NOT the entrance to Jervis bay but flows into Jervis bay, The
builder was Thomas Scott of Williamstown,V
MAID OF SKER, was registered as and always known as THE MAID
OF SKER on87325 and did NOT work on the Brisbane river, but the small
rivers which run into Moreton Bay among the sugar plantations spreading
from Beenleigh and converted into a lighter according to the register in
1949, although obviously the date of conversion is unknown
MAID OF THE MILL, built 1849 at Noarlunga, was sold to Melbounre in
1854,rr 1854 not as printed
MAID OF THE MILL, built 1854 Hobart. facts are as followsx:
Iron hull clinker built schooner, put together in Hobart Town in 1854
from sections manufactured by J.M.Heath,Renfrew Scotland and imported in
the bq.Kingfisher. original owners were Bogle,Kerr & Co, Hobart,
who sell and it is first registered 1859 42t ON32076, by Maning Bros,
folio 11/1859 (and Maning is correct, i.e., only one ænÆ) who
became bankrupt July 1864 and the offciail receiver sells Oct. 1864 to
John Thacker of Christchurch, and was lost as per your later entry and
Hobart reg closed 1874
MAID OF THE YARRA, on31805 you or your typist rearranging geography
again to suit their pleasure &/or scanty knowledge of the subject.
I reported it was built at Blackwall, co.Durham, on the river tyne, but
someone decided they knew better and moved the yard to London which happens
to have a place, better known, of the same name, such carelessness/ignorance
appears continually.- see AUst. Coastal Passenger Ships. It was imported
as a powered lighter on Port Phillip by Mr.G.P.Ball, but in 1855 sold to
Mr.Brown of Launceston who fitted passenger accommodation and tried to
use it as a Bass Strait ferry in 1856 purchased by wm.Howard smith and
partners and employed on short sea coastal runs, including Port Albert
in 1859 it was sold to Jas Darwent who used it in short sea coastal runs
in south australia, particularly to Port Elliot until it was sold to New
MAIDA B .1857 WHEN REG. IN London, sold by vice admiralty court Bundaberg
c.1885/6 and made a hulk in Brisbane. Last London owners Ogilvy & Co.
Mailboat - Mr.Manson held a contract from the sa govt, to collect
mail from vessels upon arrival off semaphore, His small unregistered
and unnamed boat was swamped in July 1855
MAITAI, ss, b.1892, WAS not OWNED BY Huddart, Parker, but
Mr.Huddart, of that company had an interest in the vessel as he tried to
form a service to UK via Canada, an æAll Red routeÆ
MAITLAND, WPS, SEE ALSO AUST.COASTAL Pass Shps. Not built as
a ferry, but a coastal steamer and in 1839 sold to Illawarra S N Co.: 1847
Hunter River S.N.co. Dec.1850 G W Cole. Feb.1852, sunk ColeÆs
wharf,Melbourne, eventually raised and resumed trading. Burnt at ColeÆs
wharf Nov.1855 and only raised February 1857 and said to be in dock under
repair. When repairs completed vessel renamed SAMSON
Maitland Iss, B.1885 was NOT built as a tug/tender, but a coastal
passenger cargo ship, see Aust.Coastal Pass ships. But toward the end of
her life it was downgraded to tug and tender. worked for Melb s s
co on the Albany-Eucla mail service at the end of 19th/early 20th century,
among other work
MAJORIE, actually correctly identifid as MARJORIE, ACCORDING TO REGISTER
Makura, steel hull ON127802, passenger liner terminated her last voyage
at sydney December 1936 and sold to Chinese shipbreakers, arriving shanghai1937,
during career steamed more than 2,300,000 miles in the pacific, considered
very fast, with service speed in exces of 16 knots.
Malabar, motor vessel ON 148681 you quote the wrong number
MALACHITE, SEE Scuttled & Abandoned Ships, steel not iron
built 1894 acq by Bellambi Coal co.1901 sold to Australian
Steamships P/l 1915, AFTER FRANTIC EFFORTS IN NORTHERN nsw TO FORM COMPANY
TO BUY IT AND WORK IN OPPOSITION TO ncsn. capsized at companyÆs wharf,
Blackwattle bay,Sydney Feb.17, 1928 refloated and sold, converted
to hulk in 1929 and sold to Bellambi coal co..
MALAITA, see also Scuttled & Abandoned ships, B.1893, sold
1914 Melbourne Harbour trust for use as coal hulk. æactionedö
? or auctioned??? In 1927 which -- your propensity for typographical errors
I do not know what is meant!!!!
MALAITA MV B.1930 AFTER TORPEDO ATTACK, WAS ONLY PATCHED AT Cairns,
and was not properly repaired until 1945 and was under RAN control from
MALAY, first direct vessel London-Wanganui in 1871, having made two
other voyages to New Zealand - W bq, B.1862 Dundee, and owned by Geo.Webb,
possibly chartered by Shaw,Savill & Co, but not referenced as such.
Sold and reg.Wellington in 1878, and sold Dec.1885 to Melbourne Coal etc.
for hulk. reg closd 1913 æbroken upÆ
MALAYAN, s SS 329, BUILT 1890 r.Dixon & CO, Middleborough
MALCOLM on42917 first came to australia from Liveprool registered in
1864 when enrolled Hobart. and in 1882 was sold to sydney owners.
MALUA, Wotta Mala creek is the place she was lost.
MALVINA MAUD - I ALSO SAY LOST OFF Point Jarrold û do not know
how things get so muddled when copied!!!
MAMUTU. YOUR CONTINUED HARPING ABOUT NUMBERS LOST IS DISTRessING. There
was no passenger list, it was overcrowded and ALL figures are estimates
or guessemates. Simple statement of heavy loss should suffice, NO ONE KNOWS!!!
Such purposeless waste of time and space, without any worthwhile result
very annoying apart from other aspects.
MANAPOURI, b.1881 FOR Union Line, 1783/1020n, refitted and new
engine installed 1898/9 û 2060/1288n, the first steamship operating
in the south Pacific to be constructed ftited throughout with incandescent
electic lighting. Was designed to accommodate large number of passengers
and even after refitting could still acommodate more than 100 in the NZ
û islands trades. Gratitude was a tug,
MANAWATU, see also aust.Coastal Pass ships. Built 1873 Henry Niccol,
Auckland and described as an iron hull paddle steamer but in 1882 rebuilt
and emerged as a twin screw compositie hull steamship and owned and operated
in New Zealand until acquired by Howard Smith from Union SS Co of NZ following
collision with ss Edina in 1898. In 1903 sold to Coastal Steamship Co from
1904 till 1912 owners Gippsland steamers P/L, 1912-1916 sold to Hobart
owner but repossessed by Gippsland steamers 1917 sold to Melbourne owners.
Register closed 1929, with a note laying abandonded and partially dismantled
off Williamstown, Finally completly demolished in 1939.,
MANCHESTER. Wps, see Aust.Coastal Passships, purchased for Bass strait
ferry but soon after diverted to the western districts of victoria route
MANGANA I ss B,1875 ON57573. for TSN co services sydney-Hobart, Hobart-Melbourne,to
Union co in 1891, who sold to Noumea in 1892 returns British Sydney 1897,
and in Dec1900 to Huddart Parker who made coal hulk and staioned it in
Port Adelaide and abandoned North Arm in 1931 see Scuttled and Abandoned
MANILA, b. 1899 USA, why did you not mention the place of build????
MANILUS, arrived Pt.Phillip Feb. 14,1842, with 280 immigrants,
you say there were 8 berths, which would suggest the 280 were going to
have to take turns in bed, but I presume you really mean BIRTHS, AND of
course they came from SCOTLAND, not England (the usual donÆt care
attitude to basic facts!!!!)
MANLY wss ON71794, B.1874, as Manly cargo steamer, sold 1880
to become harbour powered lighter, sold 1882 to ASN, which became AUSN,
reported as tender in Mackay Q 1890. Customs entry closed 1906 æafter
long use as a lighterÆ
MANLY W ss 229/131n ON106127, B. 1896 Young,Son & fletcher,
balmain triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, service speed 14 knots,
built for the Prt Jackson Co-operative ferry company which was taken over
by the Port Jackson & Many s.s.Co.
MANNING I PS B.1878 Atlas works, Sydney for Manning Rivers.N.Co., register
closed 1937 with ædismantled and permanently out of commission
MANOORA, S tsmv, and never steamship. The British admiralty only paid
for strengthening to site guns,and nothing else, if this ever done..
See Australian coastal passenger ships for full detail.
MANUKA, on117582 4505/2784 . ALT 1914 4534/2813 DESIGNED TO CARRY
232 1ST CLASS And 135 2ND CLASS PASSENGERS. USUALLY IN THE TRANS-TASMAN
TRADE BUT OCCASIONALY ON THE TRANS Pacific and in 1908 making a voyage
on that route picked up the passengers and crew of AEON, from
Christmas Island Sept. 23,1908 - they had been marooned since
MANUNDA, SEE aust.coastal passenger ships,.First diesel engined interstate
passenger ship built for Australian owners
MANUNUI WHY WAS THE PLACE OF BUILDING ,FORMER NAME, AND DATE BECAME
MANX FAIRY s TSS, 120/27 on76309 b.1887 t.B.Seath,Rutherglen,
acquired by Lane & Wiltshire, who intended to conduct a business with
the name of Western Australian Steam Packet & Transport Co.,and upon
arrival from England, was reg folio 7/1898 fremantle. And the last owner
Westralian Pleasure S.S.Co., advised Customs by letter dated April 26,
1906 it had been broken up and desroyed, which was not true as it had been
rebuilt and was re registered as WESTRALIAN. See Fremantle register
MAORI, Iss, ON62401 174/118 built for owners in Dunedin,NZ and
became a foundation unit of Union Line when it was formed in 1875. and
by 1902, having traded among the islands for some years, was sold for further
island work to owners in Samoa.
MAORI A LAUNCH SUNK 1927, A REPEAT AS YOU HAVE FULL DETAILS ON THE
PREVIOUS PAGE û MORE CARELESSNESS!
Mapourika S ss 1203/718n New Zealand coastal passenger
ship, very accident prone due to ports visited, see The Union Line, Arbon,
for a recital of numerous accidents. Sold in 1921 and renamed NGAIO which
was broken up and register closed 1937
MARAMA S tss B.1907 speed 16 knots, 289 1st class and 227
2nd class pass. Fitted to burn oil fuel when refitted at Vancouver 1920,
built for and spent most of her working life on the sydney- San Francisco
service sold to shanghai in 1937, who sold to Japanese shipbreakers. In
MARAMINGO. If it happened vessel not registered and not mentioned any
MARANDA see Scuttled & Abandoned ships - iron built
1887 as Lord Canning and later sold Norway and renamed MARANDA acquire
by Adelaide SS Co 1910 and hulked, sent to Fremantle 1915, and scuttled
June 16, 1933.
MARANOA of 1883, see Aust.Coastal Pass Ships
MARANOA of 1921.sold nov.1934 AND RENAMED MIONE in 1935. to a Norwegian
citizen operating vessels in the China seas and by 1937 rrenamed FU YUANG
by Skibs A/S.Thule of Oslo, but remained working in China seas. Foundered
near Bonin Is, Pos. 33.40n 139.56e
MARAQUITA SEE mariquita W bgn, 74t reg Melburne 1853 from
Cape Town and trans to wÆbool reg march 1855 Left Melbourne dec.1858
for New Zealand and disappears from records although Warnambool register
MARAROA S ss ON89380 2466g B.1885, laid up 1927 and dismantled
and remains scuttled Palliser Bay, near Wellington Feb. 17, 1931, rr 1931.
built for the
trans Pacific run but found unsuitable and placed in the intercolonial
run, NZ-Aust, until c.1904 when placed in the Wellington-Lyttelon
ferry service where she remained for the rest of her working life.
MARCHIONESS, ON40945 was built in WATERFORD IRELAND, REPEAT Ireland.
MARCIA, w sch 26t, the Sydney Gazette in Nov. 1803 reported that Simeon
Lord had æraised uponÆ, i.e., heightened the wales of the launch
from the wrecked CATO and converted it into a schooner of 26 tons. It left
sydney april 17 1804 for æreefs of North East Coast, and returned
MARELLA, laid down in 1914 and to be named HILDA WOERMAN for
germany-Africa service, work ceased until 1917 due to war and launched
as Wahehe, surrendered as war reparations and given by UK govt to Shaw
Savill & Albion (why do you continually mis spell Savill??) and made
a few trips to Australia,then handed to Australian Govt who in turn passed
it to Burns,Phillip as part reparation for sinking by raider Wolf of their
MATUNGA..(that is, reduced the sale price to BP) Due to Australian Navigation
Act severe conditions and restictions remained reg.London as not considered
a coastal passenger ship, when sold by BP refitted as a refugee ship in
Genoa made one voyage to Valparaso then laid up for months until sold and
renamed LIGURIA AND MADE SEVERAL TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGES BEFORE LOADING 950
migrants/displaced persons at Bremerhaven for Australia. and had almost
reached Fremantle when sent out calls for help, food and anything else,
and was found by BI CHandpara and taken in tow etc. Chandpara got
ú20,000 for towing assistance and engine repairs fremantle cost
ú21,000 sealing her fate and disposal to breakers.
MARG WILDFIRE, actually MADGE, repeat MADGE WILDFIRE.
WHY NOT CROSS REF TO PROPER NAME AS YOU HAVE IT LISTED.
Margaret - ENTRIES ENDING IN A QUAGMIRE OF CONFUSION SO WILL ABANDON
YOUR ENTRY FOR ASHORE Apollo bay for a year refers to above MARGARET
ON40932, which was reg Melbourne from 1848, then geelong 1852 until to
Launceston û you COULD have checked, if you wished, by looking at
my shipowner booklets.
The wreck at Wollongong, followed by another inane remark. The crew
would not jump into deep water to reach the lifeboat in fear of drowing
but as the wrecked drifted closer they were able to drag themseles through
the surf as the press and I reported - cannot imagine why these inept
and ignorant comments keep appearing in what is supposed to be a record
of events û childlike, ill considered observations can
only lower any standard the book may have hoped to achieve.
MARGARET & AGNES, Syme reports stranded august 7 1852,Portland.
All the rest fiction/guesswork
MARGARET BROCK, more bad copying û I said Henry Tonkin was BUILDER,
never owner and you do NOT name any owner.Just what happens to cause this
endless misunderstanding/misreading of the printed word?
MARGARET JANE, more bad typing/copying Wrecked in 1895, and owned
by someone from 1899????
MARGARET MITCHELL, went missing in 1865/6 but you prefer to say 1895??????????
My typo on official number which should be 15834
MARGARET RENNY. Unknown and untraced, probably Marion Renny
MARGIT, Steel hull not iron
Maria 23 tons lost nr Portland in 1839, no trace in arrivals departures
or custom house registeres
MARIA on32626 b 1848, FIRST IN AUSTRALIA AT Sydney 1853, but reg closed
upon sale to French at Noumea, returns British at Sydney n 1857
MARIA, LOST CAPE BRIDGEWATER 1851 was MARIE, Q.V.
Maria j smith, A THIRTYMAST BARQUE????????????
Mariano. I ONLY QUOTE FROM Melbourne folio 113 of 1877 when I
say rebuilt at Boston
MARIE, first entry, which you also try to llst under MARIA
MARIE ANN, seal rocks 1843, was really MARY ANN, WHICH WAS SALVAGED
Marie laure WHY TWO ENTRIES SAYING THE SAME THING???? BUILT 1840
AT lÆANSE, NEAR Mahe, Seychelles.ON32040 328 tons, first in australia
at Hobart 1849 converted to hulk upon sale to Paterson & CO, Melbourne
1893 Register closed 1958 with vessel sank at her berth Fishermens Bend,
last owners Victorian Lighterge co Sherwin was first officially owner
Marie Louisa ON40896, was enrolled as MARIA LOUISA WHICH SEE
Marie louise reportedly 50 tons, is the vessel immedately above which
was built in 1864 and was first enrolled by Wm.Crowther
MARION MAYFIELD, you query correct name.an easy check, had you bothered,
shows the custom house register and all issues of the underwriters register
confirm it to be MARIAN MAYFIELD
Marion renny, WHATEVER HAPPENNED IN 1877 THE VESSEL WAS SALVAGED AND
RE REGISTERED AT Levuka in 1879 but drops from reg before 1886, and is
said to have been lost at sea in 1885
MARIAN WATSON, arrived Hobart april 1836, not Marion, and was registered
at Sydney in 1837, saying constructed at Holyhead, Wales, not isle
of wight, in 1835, and in March 1853 was acquired by James Paddon,
island trader, and probably was lost/abandoned or given away before
his death - he died intestate and much of his property vanished.
For many years was regular Sydney-Hobart trader
MARIPOSA 191 TONS, REMEASURED 1862 = 164T. on 32197,
ARRIVED IN Launceston from San Francisco in Dec.1850 having been purchased
there for LÆton owners and enrolled and renamed 25/1850 LÆton.
Reg transferred to Melboune in 1864 and in 1867 reg trans to sydney
MARIUS RICOUX see scuttled & abandoned ships.
MARJORIE s HULK EX COLLIER, SUNK BY GUNFRE OFF SYDNEY HEADS
SEE SCUTTLED AND ABANDONED SHIPS
MARMION OF 1844 I SAY APPAFRENTLY REPAIRED AS THE REGISTER IS CLOSED
WITH æTRANSFERRED TO WHITEHAVEN IN 1856Æ
Maroubra, reg in funny place????
MARRAWAH, see Scuttled & Abandonded Ships û sunk by gunfire
off sydney 1951 and see also Aust.Coastal Pass Ships. Was under construction
for Union Line when sold still on the stocks to Holyman cargo ship with
limited passenger accommodation sold in 1947 gutted and made a hulk.
MARRORO, someone completely confused, lost or unable to read. Was MARORO
lost in New Zealand in1927
MARS, built Charity Creek, certainly caught someoneÆs eye as
we are told twice although that is not uncommon in this confused extravaganza
MARTHA 94 tons was built St.Heliers, repeat St.Heliers, Jersey,
MARTHA 121 TONS, IMPORTED FOR SANDALWOOD TRADE AND LISTED PG.
592, IDENTICAL WITH VESSEL WRECKED South Africa 1845
MARTHA 109 tons, register says æBelieved built in siam in 1847Æ
as per reg 1/1854 Hong Kong, which means no one really knew.
MARTHA AND Elizabeth, 81 TONS, BUILT 1843. reg sydney until Feb.1849
when transferred to Hobart. and in august 1853 reg.Melbourne, and register
says lost april 26.. reported in Melbourne from January 1846. Master when
lost J.anderson. and, as so often happens, no trace of any sandalwood trading
or a master simpson
MARTHA ELLEN, W sch 124 tons, built 1840 Sunderland. Arrived
Melbourne 1854 and in 1857 transferred to Newcastle, last meaningful entry
1888. closed 1919 no trace, arrived Melbourne from London Oct. 1853, and
did nothing until sold and taken to Newcastle in 1855, reurning to
geelong November 1855
MARUMA, no trace vessel this name, or similar in Australia 1903/4 so
if anything at all the name completely mutilated
Marutttta, likewise, not reg and not mentioned anywhere else, not even
MARWATTA, SPELT WRONGLY SEE CORRECT ENTRY Mawatta.
MARY as a name, just what this curious remark may mean is beyond
my comprehension. What else could it mean??? But it looks like
we are wandering into another quagmire as you muddle, stumble and completely
confuse so any entries - I will soon give up.
MARY BUILT IPSWICH 1811, MY TYPO, MEASUREMENT SHOULD BE 100.6 NOT 196
MARY BUILT 1836 Swan Bay I say was salvaged as it was re-registered
Feb.1854 by Robert Ellis and in Dec. 1854 by William Hutton, which
may have been sales made of the stranded vessel which was later demolished.
It was not given an official number when they arrived at Melbourne in 1856,
so perhaps this is what did happn. You fail to mentin that in July 1847
the Argus said it was the first whaler out of Port Phillip and going to
Lady Bay, near Wilsons Prom, where the headquarters of the whaling
is situated. At the time it was owned by James Cain/cane
Why two entries for the whaler Mary that found the Anasatia??
Mary lost Pt.Fairy 1840, had been in Portland in sept. 1840 and the
sydney paper had got the tonnage wrong but just where MARY ANN comes in
I cannot figure out. So your two entries are for the one vessel, if Mary
Ann is dismissed!!! See later on this disaster of misreporting and grabbing
at anything to meet preconceived ideas.
MARY en route to Manila and lost 1846, see my report. The master
was capt Bell and there are details of the ship although you also note
it giving incorrect details in the 3rd attempt to make something sensible.
Followed by more stupid,ignorant remarks about the route taken û
there are enough fairystories in this debacle without anyone adding stupid,
childish, ill informed comment û you seem to be writing a story book
for children, not a proper reference book..
MARY Iron barge, may have been put together at Port Victor, no detail
found, but abandoned at date unknown and it is VICTOR HARBOR not as printed
MARY, W ss on49667, built J. Walker & Co, Maryorough 1881 and from
July 1898 owned by Skrying family graziers etc., on the Fitzroy river
MARY & agnes, TURNS OUT TO BE Margaret & AGNES
STRANDED Pt Fairy may 2 1852 as you will find should you check my publication
MARY & ELLEN, an American bgn, which did not remain in Australia
MARY ANN, lost Port fairy 1840, I donÆt know where this fairy
tale came from but it is completely wrong. No vessel this name visiting
Port Fairy in 1840. we now come into the realm of complete make believe
with stupid people dipping into things they do not understand such as this
wally Foster, who apparently doesnÆt know A from a bullÆs foot
when it comes to research. The vessel registered in Sydney in 1837
by walker was built 1827 at Bermuda and lost near new guinea in 1840.
Unless anyone takes the time to completely list all the available evidence
they are going to continue to make fools of themselves with their guesswork
û getting an answer and then looking for the question, a la Loney.
You certainly have accumulated a lot of poorly researched material and
this one takes the cake for foolishness.
MARY ANN, arrived in sydney 1791 was built in France in 1772 and measured
298 tons but has no further connection with australia that I can find
MARY ANNE BUILT Launceston 1834, and you list above, was not
lost in 1836. It may have taken a long time to get somewhere but was sold
in 1839 to the South Australian Company and reg Port Adelaide and subsequently
abandoned in Coffin Bay
MARY ANN on31912. TOOK officials to Eucla for the Overland telegraph,
Just how poorly educated can anyone be??. Why on earth would the
line from Adelaide to Darwin, deviate many hundreds of miles to the West
Australian border. û some of the horrible historical gaffs in this
opus makes me wonder why you could have thought anyone could get away with
such a parade of ignorance.. The officials were taken to Ecula for
the construction of the telegraph line between South Australia and Perth,
to supply those people a government subsidy was needed and I have frequently
mentioned that contract service. This poor vessel has led others astray
too û Loney wants to wreck it in Nsw where as it was in West Aust.
with an island named Bellinger. When first reg in was 116 tons, but
when re meas in 1860 came out at 104 tons û which all goes to prove
you simply cannot dip into things and hope to get a correct answer
It was owned in Hobart until 1866 when it was transferred to Melbourne
and in Nov.1871 was sold to Fremantle
MARY ANN, ON32180 B. 1853 Launceston, 18 tons, was enrolled 4
of 1862 repeat 1862 Melbourne reg closed ælast transaction 1865Æ
MARY ANN, lost 1885, there is NO register facility at Port Augusta,
and the vessel was NOT registered.
MARY ANN ANNISON, see my wreck list
MARY BLAIR, ON64360 1872 = 334/328n first in Aust at Sydney in
1871 - 1875 to Hobart, to Pt.Adelaide 1885, Fremantle 1889 sold foreign
at Singapore 1893
MARY EVANS W bq 306 ON29767 1886 to Brisbane as coal hulk/lighter sunk
by the serious flood in Brisbane river in 1893 and broken up in april.
MARY GRANT, on32330 b.185 FIRST IN Australia at Melbourne in1854 to
sydney May 1856 then Hunter river owners, until trans to Melbourne 1860,
returns Melbourne reg.1871 Smith famiy, then Nov.1876 to sydney
MARY MILLER w BQ 272T, on22026, CAME TO Australia at Melbourne in 1862
Then in Sydney reg until 1871 when trans to Port Adelaide, and hulked
But wherever the figurehead may be it is not in the Port adelaide Nautical
Museum, which no longer exists
MARY MOORE COMP. BQ owner J.Norman, re Norman, not as printed., to
aust. owners at sydney in 1899, trans to Melbourne reg in 1904 g.Sweet
owner and in 1906 hulked and name altered to MOORE.on sale to Melbourne
MARY NIXON w SHIP 392 TONS, ARRIVED Melourne nov. 30,1841 with 154
immigrants from cork,
MARY OF LIVERPOOL, THE VESSEL WAS NAMED mary, and was registered
in Liverpool you have it mentioned in the correct place with a stupid comment
about the voyage
MARY OGILVIE, more geographical confusion or ignorance?? Port Chalmers
Tasmania???? Most people believe it to be in Otago, New Zealand, the main
port for Dunedin!!!!
MARY QUEEN IN COLLision WITH SS Balmain, most likely w
t/s sch 97t on38799 and owned in 1889 by Peter Dowwell, reg.Brisbane as
MARY RICHARDS, NO REPORT VESSEL THIS NAME IN 1852 ANYWHERE
Mary stewart and yes both the same vessel - W sch, b. 1849 orig reg
73 tons, remeas 1860 = 65t, ON31511 the shipbuilder reg the vessel at Melbourne
in 1849, in 1853 reg Launceston by residents of Circular Head, Tas. June
1860 sold to Melbourne owners, stranded Circular Head aug 22, 1860, salvaged
and sold to port Adelaide owners Nov.1865 sold to Melbourne owners August
1868 reg trans to Port Fairy. Nov. 1872 sold to Brisbane owners,
MARYBOROUGH, dredge see Scuttled & Abandoned ships, scuttled august
1963, built Walkers Maryborough 1885
Matador ON31525, when first reg. Geelong in 1853 from Cape Town
formerly named ELLA, SAID TO MEASURE 296 TONS, WHEN REG. Hobart 1857 =
MATAFELE, W 2M f&a SCH, 17t, ON75144, 46.4 x 13.1 x 4,9, B.1878
Northshore, Auckland, owners D.R.Cruickshank, reg.auckland reg closed æsold
foreign at Samoa Feb. 1878.
MATILDA 1792 WHY TWO ENTRIES???
matilda W cutter 18t, ON41480 B.1847 Port Adelaide, reg Mebourne
1858 Daniel Rowan.
MATURA wrong spelling see MATAURA why no cross ref????
MAVIS, Lymington Tasmania?? More geographical malpractice - It
is famous for building yachts, and is on the Solent, in Hampshire, not
far from Southamnton. As the vessel was reg Liverpool before Melbounre
I would have hoped anyone might have wondered why it went to England to
get registered before coming to australia again 20 years or so later. When
first reg it was in 1875 by the Melbourne pilots. And Henderspon got the
wrong MAVIS for his comments as this one was always sailed as a yacht after
sale by the pilots (and I donÆt think they would lent it for pearling},
the one Henderson wanted but did not find was built 1876 ON73369,
and when sold by the Qld government was purchased by James clark, the famous
pearler. Your next entry proves my point as you have the pilot schooner
working in pt phillip until sold in 1902 and as I have shown it was built
in Hampshire near Southampton how does Glasgow come in?????
muddle muddle muddle the third in your list I have also sorted out
û was anything ever checked before inclusion???? Another mixmaster
shake up û toss all together and hope something sensible comes from
it - but in this case just a sheer mess.
MAVIS I PS on78175 B.1882 SOLD IN 1887 TO Alexander Fortune and
register (Folio1/1883) closed 1912 when the registrar was advised
the vessel had become a wreck
MAWATTA (UNDER CORRECT NAME SEE WRONG ENTRY Marwatta, not cross referenced,
of course) and while I have ignored most typos, I think Krupp might get
annoyed with this mutilation of his name Burns,Philp operated until
1920 as mgrs for commonwealth govt. chartered to James Ronald Patrick,
and when he buys he registers as owned by Patrick Steamships Limited, London
(folio244/1924) which he transfers to Sydney 1925, and he sells to Noumea
July 1928, 1937 sold to Moller,shanghai converted to salvage vessel and
renamed ELSIE MOLLER in 1938
MAWEENA, when rebuilt was named DRINA rr DRINA NOT AS PRINTED
Mawhera, not as printed, Iss ON69014, 554/340, then 1899
û 559g/346. B.1883 H.M. McIntyre Paisley for w.R.Williams,reg.Wellington
in 1885 to Union Line, in 1901 transferred to Union Line agents at Tahiti
and registered at Papeete, and chartered to the French colonial govt and
known as Croix du Sud and was wrecked at Apatiki Island, Taumoto
group, May 27, 1902
MAY ON61089, I do not know how anyone reading registration records
can find any reference to this vessel lost at Newcastle 1887. when I copied
from original book it was clearly stated lost 1888 near Point Samson????
Just poor copying or mis reading of documents
MAY ANN, lost tuross river 1869 mistaken identity it was MARY
May laurie, actually MARY LAURIE w KT, on89315, B.1884 Camden Haven,
NSW, owner Jas.Laurie,reg.sydney, 1901 reg Melbourne A McLeod. And
wrecked Tasmania as already reported
MAY QUEEN built 1867 Huon, claims she worked in Qlld unbelieveable
MAY QUEEN attacked etc,1881 see ON38799, likewise for entry
saying lost of queensland in 1877, it was only a stranding
MAYFLOWER on57518 WAS BUILT IN 1871
Mayflower stranded Ardrossan 1878 was vessel lost Augusta WA in 1880
Medina, B.1911 FOR p&o WAS ONLY COMMISSIONED AS A ROYAL YACHT,
AND NOT BUILT AS ONE. It was a good publicity thing for P&O to
offer their newest passenger ship for such a purpose.
MED.PACKET, w brig, 191 t under capt Greene, left sydney
for Liverpool Feb. 15, 1837, but no mention of passengers.
Mrs.Frazer only arrived in sydney in October 1836.
MEDUSA, see Scuttled & Abandoned ships. B.1913, later RN minesweeper
and sold RAN in1942 HMAS Mercedes etc
Medway, you say vessel that name wrecked in 1862, as a throw away on
another report?? Where are the details???? No one else mentions.
MEEINDERRY SEE ALSO AUST.COASTAL PASS SHIPS. Steel not iron,and was
registered in sydney by D.Berry, for whom it was built,.in 1892 sold to
Port adelaide for a service to the westen ports of south Australia, in
July 1895 acquired by Huddart,Parker and in 1919 acquired by R.w.Miller
and used as a collier on the sixty milr run
MEGGOL,, Doomba was Twin screw ss, reg Brisbane June 1923 750g/264n
ON`47468, by Brisbane Tug & S,s.co.Ltd. having been purchased by Messrs.
Campbell major shareholders of tug company,in London and reg there as
MEIGS OFFICIAL NUMBER WRONG SHOULD BE 221330
Melanie, 136t ON32356 in July 1873 trans to Dunedin folio 10/1873 by
James Copeland and in Aug.1873 reg. trans to Wellingtonj
MELBOURNE, w BQ, 491T, on40936, b.Medford, Mass. 1831 as TARTAR, RENAMED
? REG.Sydney 1853 and thence Melbourne. Previous reg. Glasgow, and left
Geelong Dec. 1851 with gold etc for UK. As per your second entry
MELBOURNE I SS, on26402 BUILT 1849 Scott & Co, Greenock,
and in sept. 1852 sold by Admiralty to J.G.russell for Australian Royal
Mail S.N.Co., reg. London folio 337/1852 817g rebuilt and in 1861 = 1636g
and in 1867 to Ed.Bates Liverpool and now a sailing vessel.
MELBOURNE I PS - YOUR NEXT ENTRY COMPLETELY MUDDLED WITH THE
VESSEL owned briefy by aust Royal Mail S N co. Because you start
off right enough then after mentioning original name of Helensburgh you
fly into a vessel a dozen sizes larger. the smaller paddler was not repeart
NOT wrecked on the Murray but at the Murray Mouth, some distance from Goolwa.
More muddle, confusion and heaven alone knows what else has got into the
typesetting. A jigsaw puzzle might be easier to try and make sense out
MELBOURNE, ON31848, I DO not REPEAT not SAY SHE WAS STRANDED
Feb 23,, I list that on the 19th, but I say she was dragged from the channel
Feb 23 - what does go on when anyone tries to copy anything
for this book?????
MELBOURNE S ss ON98524, 1739g/1111n B.1892 W Gray &
Co, WEST Hartlepool, and sold Melbourne coal, Shippig etc., which ultimately
became Melbourne S S Co.Ltd, sold June 1920 to Tasmanian govt and
trans to Hobart register. Sold to Union S S co of N Ltd in 1925 who immediately
resold for demolition
MELBOURNE tug, is followed by the scuttling of the hull, as a different
entry, See Scutled and Abandoned ships for full details
MELBOURNE STAR, detail of loss and proposed voyage from British official
war loss lists, and as ordered to sail via Panama not in any way out of
her path û another ill-conceived and unnecessary ill-informed remark
The Union Cold storage Co was a company owned by the blue Star Line my
details for ship from Lloyds.
MELINGA, etmoor SEE DISPOSAL IN Scuttled and Abandoned Ships
MELUSIA OF bp, HAVING BEEN SCUTTLED, IN Hong Kong, the Japs raised
it and repaired it and named shunyo maru WAS TORPEDOED AND SUNK OFF
Moji May 8, 1945.
MERCHANT on69391 YOU QUOTE THE OWNER AS Henry Moss, who was a well
known lighterage contractor of Melbourne and then say he is of London????
more careless work I expect.
MERCHANTMAN, WHEN REG IN 1877 WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN BUILT YEAR UNKNOWN
BUT YOU SAY IT WAS IN 1877 - WHY?? IT IS NOT KNOWN
Mercury, LOST 1811 OR 1813 Mr.Cumpston quotes 1813 and I am surprised
to find the Sydney Gazete was still appearing in 1911!!!
MERCURY on32168, b.1849 Carleton, New Brunswick org.170tons in 1854
remeas and now 150tons, formerly reg. Liverpool, and reg.Sydney 1851
and in August 1851 acquired by Laurence Green & Samuel Tulloch
and reg. Launceston as 18 of 1851 in 1885 sold to Melbourne, reg closed
april 1897 æbroken upÆ
MERCY, ON31824 when reg said built 1851, from the Sultana
wreck, sold March 1854 to Melbourne residents and folio 186/1853 closed
in 1876 æno traceÆ
Meredith, WAS LOST TRYING TO ENTER hokianga
Merilyn, David Drake Ltd might have been very annoyed to find
they were working for or at MortÆs Dock, Waterview Bay when they
thought they were in Pyrmont, on t the other side of the harbour.????
MERINO, S Mv ,b 1949 for Bass Strait cargo work, and was owned
in Launcston, she then worked as a fish factory depot and did other work
until scuttled in 1987 see Scuttled and abandoned ships quoting
sunk off Cairns
MERIONES, my typo was owned by Blue Flue in the name of China Mutual
S.N.co., your next entry is the same vessel spelt wrongly. Haisborough
lightship is off the coast of Norfolk about level with Cromer marking the
MERKUR, it would help if you wish to produce a book like this that
you at least knew the difference between a motor ship and and a steamship,
- they are frequently mis-described. MERKUR was a twin screw motor
MERLIN, w SHIP 1032T, NOT EVER LISTED VISITING Geelong or corio bay,
first arrived Melbourne Sept 9, 1852 from Liverpool with migrants,
no collision noted, but probably two vessels as it is unlikely it lasted
until 1952.???more hopeless confusion????
MERMAID, and report from Sydney Morning Herald, æJohn Wright
the North Shore sawmills???? Something has been overlooked, mutilated and
something omitted because that does NOT make sense
MEROPE, .1818. first reg in Aust, at Hobart 1831 in 1835 sold to the
Imlay family for their cattle business. 1840 to Sydney for whaling, ashore
Gage Roads 1845 and sold for the benefit of all concerned when refloated.
Repaired and reg.Fremantle
MEROPE, lost Portand 1839 apparently a mistake, the vessel being MINERVA
a REGULAR VISITOR. It arrived from Pt.Adelaide which it left November
11, and was lost Dec. 12.. it was at the time owned by the Henty family
and was quickly refloated. Where Merope came from I do not know, just another
Loney fantasy by the looks of it
MERRIE ENGLAND, Iron ss 260/117, B.1883 Ramage & Fergsuon,
Leith for Mr.G.F.Lees, reg. Leith and acquired for N G Admin 1889.
MERRIWA b.1915 Bremerhaven, not, repeat not HAMBURG, AS willy rickmers,,
ACQ.1921 BY Adelaide SS from british Shipping controller who had acquired
it as war reparatiosns and renamed and reg Sydney and under the name KATE
GRAMMERSTORF. Sunk after striking a mine May 22,1941
MERWANJE FRAMJEE. Act û Merwanjee Framjee, Iron
ship 107it, ON47446 B. 1863 Port Glasgow and reg. Liverpool
META w 2M BGN, 246 T b.1869 l.Hilmers & CO,St.Magnus,
germany, repaired, reg. Fremantle 8/90 by D.J.Avery, and renamed
E & H Avery REG CLOSED 1893 æSOLD DUTCHÆ
METARIS, owned in Sydney from 1863, and loss date from Aust. shippg
News HYPERLINK "pg%20News,%20and%20SAN%20wrong%20folio%209%20of%201875%20is%20for%20a%20essel%20named%20STANLEY"
NEVA another fairy tale woven around the history of the vessel
PERI Q.V. BY SOME INEPT AUTHOR MISTAKING THE RIVER rewa Fiji,
where the natives were headed as the mutilated name of the vessel.
Another from your weird and wonderful collection of unreliable books
MIDAS. ON33205, lost bunbury. God knows where Henderson went
digging for details of the ship. But London folio 71 of 1858, repeat 1858,
got the idea it was built in 1847 on Prince Edward Island, and her register
said the same thing when the vessel having been sold under a distress warrant
for seamens wages at Melbourne Oct. 1859, the buyer reg it there as 39
of 1859 û all very difficult for a vessel built in 1865???. And the
folio Henderson quotes of 4 of 1870 Dunedin also records the vessel built
MIDGE, another surprising report. This vessel last in Port Phillip
Feb. 1852, is said to have raced against a vessel which first arrived in
Port Phillip in Aptil 1853????
MIENA w Aux Kt, ON153901, 102g/ 49, alt, May 1939 109g
55n built by W W Wilson, Pt.Cygnet. first reg as folio 1 of 1935 hObart.
in Sept 1938 trans to Auckland by the George Bros. reg folio
7 of 1947 Tulagi, Solomon islands
MILDURA b. 1920 Newcastle NSW, sold 1951 for demoltion, but anchored
in Sydney over some dispute which came to a head in Nov.1952 when vessel
arrested for debt, allegedly owed to Hong Kong resident. And court
decision allows sale to Melbourne businessman who ultimately arranged to
have vessel towed to Hong Kong but legal proceedings delay until arranged
to leave in tow of Gabriella, also towing Cardross and left June 12,1954
MILES BARTON arrived Pt.phillip July 1853, July 1854 and
August 1855 and August 1857. On July 12, 1853 arrived from Liverpool which
she left April 30 with 367 migrants û I cannot imagine where you
get so much poorly researched so called information
MILLEETA, Steel aux.ves B.1909 HAMMALWARDEN, and named CREMyll WHEN
FIRsT REG Fremantle 1924 having previously been registered at Drogheda
141g, 74n, owners George Francis, pearler, then others until renamed Milleeta
in 1934 when sold to Port Adelaide residents
MILLIWA, WAS namd MILLEWA, when purchased by Nobel
Industries in 1921 and registered Glasgow.and transferred to Melbourne
in 1921 and renamed LADY ISOBEL AND in 1926 acquired by Howard smithÆs
Australian Steamships Pty:Ltd sold 1955 to Hong Kong and became MANLY BREEZE,
then San Carlos and in 1958 LIAN HIN driven ashore in typhoon Wanda
at Hong Kong Sept 1, 1962, refloated an demolished
MILLUNA s SS ON143146. purchased 1921 by Adelaide SS from Britis
Shipping controller and renamed sold 1931 and in 1933 sold to Italian owners
and under the nameTEMBEIN Italian flag was torpedoed by a british
sub near Tripoli Feb. 27, 1942
MILORA, TRICKY û BUILT 1921, VIDE YOU, OTHERS 1920, AND YOU HAVE
IT STRIKING ANOTHER VESSEL WHEN LAUNCHED IN 1920 ALTHOUGH BY A SLIP
OF THE FINGER YOU SAY 1820
Miltiades, Iron ship, 1495/1452 ON60710, b.1871 W.Hood &
MINA, pearler why two entries for same ship????
MINDIL, w LGR, 10T, on87562, b.1884 Hong Kong, owner f.Biddles, reg.
Port Darwin shown below spelt correctly
MINERVA, ADVERT FOR SALE WaS = W BRIG,, THREE DIFFERENT TONNAGES QUOTED
154/170/300 ARRIVED FROM Rio Oct.19,1840, dismasted by a gale and not sold
but left for London with produce and passengers Mrch 26, 1841. and
when arrived Sydney was reported to be the property of the on East India
MINERVA, B.1838 û AS I CLEARLY STATED the vessel
was going to be re-reg at Launceston but this was never completed û
apparently your typist cannot read very well!!!
MINERVA, WRECKED 1849 AND ANOTHER SMALL MIRACLE, BUILT IN 1847
AND STRANDED IN 1840? That incident, which someone has tried to award
to a vessel called MEROPE û my! My! we do get utterly confused donÆt
we?) happened to Hentys vessel of that name which was built in 1810 on
the Isle of wight and was sold after delivering some goldminers to san
Francisco. Give us a few ships with the same name and stand back
û there is bound to be trouble!!!!
MINILYA SS 2744/1723 on114717 PURCHASED 1901 TO REPLACE Karrakatta,
sold 1909 to a resident of Singapoe, and sold March 1910 to an American
MINNIE w 2 mast, 14t, ON61033. reg. launceston 3/1868, reg closed1902
broken up about 3 years ago. But why would it be mentioned in a west
Australian wreck book???
MINNOW, while I cannot prove it I suspect the name given was in honour
of the admiral Cresswell noo GGGG
MIST 92 TONS, B.1877 WHEN OWNED BY mCcULOCH & Sinclair reg.sydney
25/1877 stranded north spit Manning river, attempting to enter in a squall,
Dec.1877, enquiry reported master Edward Clegg not to blame, SMH
Jan, 23 1878
ML430 Official war loss list says sunk north of Biak New Guinea
Ml827 capsized and sunk while under tow, having suffered serious damange
MOA, Aux sch, B.1903 C.Walker, Fremantle for Broome pearler Rbt.Wigmore.
17g/14n on118987 Oct.1926 the Benedictine community of New Norcia become
owners who report it was wrecked about mid March 1947
Moa Moa, more childish comment!!
MOE hulk more senseless chitter chatter of no importance
MOEWE a æstealÆ steamer??? Here we go û re-writing
history once more. Moewe operated in WW1 and never sank anything
named Jervis bay. The vessel that name only built after WW1 which encountered
a german warship in 1940. I cannot imagine just how anyone can be
so misguided, dumb or simply absolutely careless when preparing what it
supposed to be reference work can make such a mistake
MOKOIA s SS 3502TONS, REPEAT 3502 TONS reg closed 1928 and vessel dismantled
and the hulk sunk at Pt.chalmers in 1931, but due to wartime shortages
raised, and stripped of valuable metal and remains scuttled outside the
Otago Heads in 1945.
MOMBAH, built cockatoo Island 1921, for RAN, sold 1930 to Melbourne
Harbour trust, but taken up for war service and in Darwin fr some time.
at Port Vila from 1948 used as a copra storage hulk, but became very leaky,
and was finally towed to sea and scuttled in 1968,
MONARCH, I 3m vessel built Cleveland qld, was initially owned by Clarke
& Chadwick, and lastly by Fricker, but you have it both ways.
MONTEAGLE W SHIP CAPT JAS. LARBY London dec 21 arrived
apl 12, 1853 426 govt migrants
MONTEZUMA b. 1846 to Australia at Hobart, 1851, to Melbourne 1854 in
dec. 1854 to Jas.McINtyre
MONTREAL, why two entries for exactly same thing?????????????????????
MONUMENTAL MAID, another flight of fancy, it was as I have recorded
the MOUNTAIN MAID, Q.V.
Moonta W ship 627t, ON431145 B.1847 Newcastle, USA, as SETH SPRAGUE
RENAMED 1864 when acquired Simpson & Elder, Port Adelaide, who
traded as Black Diamond Line. Register closed 1900 with broken up
MOONTA, EX La Serena see full detail, but it was NOT repeat NOT obtained
for use in Spencer Gulf tonnage was 2266g/1447n so it is YOU that was confused
û as so often in this publication.
MOONTA MV, IN 1967 WAS PUT INTO A SPECIAL DOCK AND CONVERTED
INTO A CASINO sEE Aust.Coastal Pass Ships
MOORABOOL, S ss, 2996/1946 ON101727 b.1899 for Huddart, Parker Ltd,
Melbourne. sold Moller Shanghai in 1928 and renamed Nancy Moller refitted
and chartered to Soviet Russia as mother ship to a fishing fleet and wrecked
Oct 1930 when blown ashor Kamchalka peninsula.
MOORE BUILT WHERE??? YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE German
town, where as it was in Scotland more stupid carelessness
MORAVIAN, sold to Sydney in 1881
MORESBY, BUILT 1881 WAS Iron hulled single screw steamship
MORETON, I have already corrected this one under LADY LAMINGTON,
which in the moreton entry you manage to mis-spell, and under Moreton was
always engaged in dumping night soil
MORETON, s SS 581/3356n, ON79540, B.1882 WAlker & CO, Deptford,
London for Howard smith,reg. Melbourne, sold Sept. 1886 Tasmanian s.N.co,
which was acquired by UNION Line May 1891, who sold to Hong Kong in april
1896, and resold to Japan and as IWAI MARU sunk I June 1897
MOREWA W aux sch (yacht) 51/5 tons, built Auckland 1933 taken
by US armed forces
MORIALTA b.1911 see Aust.Coastal Pass ships for full detail of operations
- due to wartime use of larger interstate ships it was placed in the sydney-north
queendland trade, and later on the Townsville ûnothern trade until
MORIALTA, b.1940, AS SO OFTEN IN THIS BOOK YOU DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN STEAM AND MOTOR, BUT THIS VESSEL WAS BUILT AS motor vessel.
under the name ISLAND PEARL< STRUCK A MINE DEC. 1973. SEE Aust.Coasal
MORNA w 2msch 297t on88963, b.1869 Camper and Nicholson,
GOsport, Hants as private yacht, purchased by RN march 1881and renamed
UNDINE and sold BY RN in Australia in apl.1888 and reg Melbourne folio
10 of 1888 renamed RUBY may 1889. DonÆt know where Henderson got
his mixed up tale from, Mine from royal Navy and Melbourne Customs
MORNING LIGHT, Howard Smith history says beached On Magnetic Island
in 1913 for used as a jetty.
MOREPTH, I ps, built for the sydney-Hunter river passenger cargo service,
sold in 1888 and converted to collier, sold in 1891 to New Zealand and
no further information
MORTLAKE BANK, see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships, remains abandoned
Homebush Bay in 1969
MORWONG, was built as a dredge by Poole & Steele, Port Adelaide
in 1925 (1825 a bit too early!!!) sold to Brisbane see
also scuttled and abandoned ships
MOSQUITO, Iron brig, 198, Aust.Shipping News, Dec. 13,1879
æÆarrived from Hong Kong Nov.7, 1878 and has been lying in
saltwater Creek ever since, has been sold for a hulk, to the south Australian
coal Companyà.ö So it was not laying around for years
MOUNT ALEXANDER. WHY TWO ENTRIES?????
Mount Kembla all three entries the same vessel which was = S ss
716 t ON91836, b.1865 M.Peasre & CO,Stockton as a collier for M.Kembla
Coal & Oil Co., reg.sydney sold 1912 to Carr Brisbane and used to dispose
of sanitary waste, reg. closed 1934, broken up, and remains thought to
be dumped on Moreton Island, see Scuttled & Abandoned ships.
MOUNT MACEDON, w SHIP, 1539T, on88945, b.1854 Brooklyn, New York
and named CITY OF BROOKLYN, renamed upon sale to Melbourne
in 1886 TE.Boyd & others, sold Nov.1888 J.W.butters, and made a lighter
in 1891 and register closed.
MOUNTAIN MAID first arrived Melbourne Oct 1852 from CAPE TOWN, WHERE
IT WAS REGISTERED but the Sydney register of 1853, continued until
lost in 1867, so whatever wreck they found nearby could NOT have been the
vessel built in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen vessel reappeared frequently
after 1852, same tonnage and description, bits probably from the
ANN & jane stranded in December and reported in pieces a few days after
MOUNTSBAY, PROBABLY NAMED BECAUSE THE BUILDER AND OR OWNER CAME FROM
Cornwall as Mounts Bay is an important place in Cornwall involved then,
with the fishing industry.
MOURLYAN, United SS Co completely wrong, and you are so
often wrong, that owner was UNION S S CO. but it has nothing to do
with this ship = - your entry as so often, completely wrong. MOURILYAN,
sS ss 1349/635 ON120750 built for Howard smithÆs northern
queensland services, requistioned by RAN briefly 1918/1919 sold to Northern
s S Co 1923 and renamed MATANGI 1929 sold to ANCHOR Shipping & Foundry
.laid up Wellington 1950, sold 1952 and partially dismantled, remains towed
to Hong Kong by tug Bustler in 1957 for demolition and if Fitchett
has anything about it in Pt Phillip it must have ceased in 1923, but then
I was in trouble with Fitchet when I drew his atentio to many inaccuracies
in his books, so another is not a surprise
MUKUMANU, name spelt wronglty see Nukumanu û of course
no cross ref.
MULCRA BUILT FOR Adelaide Company, on Australia-wide coastal services,
particularly with sugar. Sold 1961 and named LA TRINIDAD
Mulga, my loss report from her Custom House register
MULIAMA what a shame - no one knows, in your circles, the
difference between a steam and motorship SHE WAS CONSTRUCTED
AS A TWIN SCREW MOTOR SHIP
Mullewa , see Millewa SAN double entry because of poor writing
by research staff
MUNDULLA, another motorship you have re-engined with steam!!! 3018/1757
built Copenhagen for Adelaide SS Co in 1926 laid up and for sale
from 1954,but recommissioned and then sold 1959 to Southern shipping an
Australian company but for economical reasons registered the vessel
Port vila sold 1962 and renamed etc, you also list it again a few items
down, but it was the same motorship
MURIEL I ss ON79415 105/67 B,1881 Blyth, acquired by McIlwraith,McEacharn
who sold to others by 1890. Acquired Adsteam in Aug. 1894,, reg closed
1931 when the company advised registrar the hull was laying stripped on
the beach in Townsville,and that they had sold to Hayles, Magnetic Island,
MURRAY I ps B.1866, SOLD TO Melbourne April 1867 and same month
to Gippsland S N CO, Jan. 1882 sold to Nipper & See
MUSCOOTA, WAS CONVERTED TO A COAL LOADER, I.E, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
TO DISCHARGE COAL INTO SHIPÆS BUNKERS and was not salvaged, everyone
in US army busily pushing the blame on its sinking onto everyone else.
See ASR item
MUSGRAVE s TSS B.1883 SEE AUSTRALIAN COASTAL PASSENGER
Myall W ss b.1883, acq by Howard Smith 1892 for use at Townsville
area, ashore Palm Is, N.Q. Jan. 28,1908, salvaged and made a lighter
owned by J Mitchell, reg.Townsville,1908, reg closed 1921 æbroken
up at Magnetic IslandÆ
MYALL RIVER, w SS B.1912 for Newcastle & Hunter River S S Co.,
sold 1936 to Engel & Sons, Tea Tree Gardens, for work on Prt stehens,
regiser closed 1949 with æbroken upÆ
MYEE, was being towed to graveyard area off Sydney when sunk.
See scuttled & Abandoned ships
MYOLA, Steel twin screw steamship, and not an iron single screw vessel
û more poor reporting by someone
MYORA REG CLOSED 1956Æ VESSEL DERELICT AT Kangaroo PointÆ
see scuttled & Abandoned ships
MYSTERY, sunk Swan Is, Pt.Philip 1849 is a good mystery as NO vessel
that name visited Prt Phillip in 1849 and it would seem the event actually
was at Swan Island as per the item above lost in March 1849
MYSTERY w PS TUG, ARRIVED Melbourne, under canvas Jan. 1868,
sold sydney 1874 arriving there after a very rough trip in february 1874
owned by props. of Manly ferry until 1893, when sold and ultimately converted
into a punt.
MYSTERY, tug 26 tons, register said û W screw tug, 21 tons
built white bros, Williamstown.. reg closed 1928 æbroken up some
years agoÆ and it is identical with your next entry for wood
tug and it was the subsidised tug at Gippsland lakes for years
MYSTERY, your blackbirder, see entry above for vessel lost Efate
Naida, was registered as Naiad and is so noted in the Insurance
undewriters annual registers
NAIPA, was actually NALPA of the Adelaide company,
NAIRANA was NOT the first twin screw Bass Strait ferry, Last
crossing was made Feb. 14, 1948. see also Aust Coastal Pass Ships
NALPA, S SS 685/365 ON137224. Chartered to AUSN from 1934, and
purchased by them Dec.1937 and renamed. Under the name CHENG FOO dropped
from lloyds in 1955 and therefore probably demolished.
NANBUCRA WAS BUILT AT Brisbane water, no such place as Brunswick water,
and it was named for the river subsequentlyt renamed Nambucca, so you would
find I have the correct spelling.
NAMBUCCA, b.1898 WHEN FIRST REG SYDNEY TONNAGE GIVEN AS 130/74, BUT
THE MEASUREMENTS DO NOT ALTER.
Namoi S ps, ON89250, B.1883 for Hunter River NEW S.NCO. see Aust
coastal Pass ships. Reg close 1925 made into hulk, Scuttled June 6, 1933.
See Scuttled & Abandoned Ships. Busily leaving out things again, or
NANCY 1797, NO MENTION Cumpston who reports Francis brought this information
re Sydney Cove???????
NANCY w 2M SCH, 22T on41461, b. 1847 Maunganui, NZ,
owners;Rbt.Amos & H.wilson,reg. Melbourne 46/1854, swamped in a gale
nr Williamstown Feb. 29, 1856, obviously salvaged as reg closed 1861.burnt
NANCY, on43155, ANOTHER STUPID ERROR. The New river Heads, is near
Bluff, in NZ and both are in the province of Otagao. Wake up, you just
show your poor geography by these inaccurate corrections. Invercargill,
is a town inland from Bluff which is approached by the New River. The area
is also sometimes called SOUTHLAND, the original intention to name it the
rovince of that name
NANCY barge, scuttled 1935, see Scuttled and Abandoned Ships
NANGUS, ON THE Murumbidgee for many years?? Built in 1865 and abandoned
NANKING. Well I only reported what Lloyds and the owners thought
it was called,i.e. NANKIN. With No G, of course, as you are so much better
informed than anyone else leave it as NANKING and everyone thought it was
built for the E&A Line, which was ultimately acquired by P&O who
kept the original company going.
NAPIER b.1855 and I suppose that funny word for the name of the builder
is a typo and you meant WILLIAM???
NAPOLEON, why two enries and why query whereabouts of Jersey û
do you know of another- Where ships were built??????/
NAPPERBY, Point Lowly, spencer Gulf has suffered there is no PORT Lowly,
or anything near that name
NARANI, w TSS, 381G. on136384, b.1914 e.Wright,Cape Hawke,
NSW for North Coast Compnay, sold Feb. 1924 to Illawarra & South coast
S.N.Co.,. so not for two NORTH coast traders. Broken up in 1955.
Narrabeen, w SS B. 1921, FOR THE Manly ferry companyÆs cargo
service. Dec.1932 sold to Wm.Holyman & Co.Ltd. Renamed Merilyn in 1948
NASHWAUK, the steamer Melbourne and govt schooner Yatala
NATIVE, lost in NSW 1850 was an unregistered ferry steamer built
1844 by Chowne, Pyrmont for Parramatta river service, at noon august 13,
1850 the boiler exploded killing the engineer and later another died
No detail of repair or if lost
NATIVE LASS on32200 WAS OWNED IN Maryborough in 1878 having been enrolled
here in 1876, and was refloated after the 1878 incident by Rountree
of the Dock in sydney and repaired and sold to cowlishaw., the vessel first
reg in aust at Melbourne in June 1859Æ
NATONE, WAS BUILT WITH THE HOPE OF introducing a regular timetable
for the Launcston-Melbourne ferry by delivering passengers to and from
Launceston to the vessel lower down the river, thus avoiding delays by
tidal affects. It did not work and in Dec.1885 was sold to Brisbane for
the Southport S.S.Co.Lt, and in dec.1890 to others for the Bribie Island
service Nov.1900 to Michael walsh,reg Melbourne and renamed QUEEN and became
Williamstown ferry,, in 1910 sold to G.Ritchie,Goolwa for use as
tourist vessel on Lake alexandrina, but unsuccessful, and sold and hulked
in 1911 and sold to Howard Smith (Australian steamships)_ and sent to Townsville,
laid up in 1928, and hulk sold 1930 and towed to Dunk Island and abandoned.
Reg closed November 1930
NAUDRA, ANOTHER TRANSCRIPTION MYSTERY û NO ONE COULD TELL ME
HOW OR WHERE OR WHEN WHEN - I CHECKDED THE san LISTS
Nautilus, snow etc. etc., arrived sydney 1898??? Probably 1798?????????
Cumpston has a brig this name arriving sydney May 18,1798 and leaving in
October for the seal fisheries?????????????//
NAUTILUS, on31983, ORIGINALLY 191 TONS, BUT IN 1861 166 TONS.
Nautilus Ips ON32523, 22/11tons,Lengthened1860 - 36/22n, B.1856 from
sections manufactured by Randolph Elder & CO, by ferry props. In 1860
lengthen-ed, and sold for other use. In March 1860 sold for service
on the Macleay river.
NAUTILUS, W sch, 48t, ON64768 B.1871 H.Bennett, Penguin,Tas.
sold WA owners in 1875, reg closed æbroken up Cossack 1885Æ.
do not see how it could have ædisappearedÆ from files In 1874,
when re reg as folio 6/1875 Fremantle, having been first enrolled Melbourne
by West aust purchaser in 1875 when purchased from owners reg Launceston
This same vessel appears again half way down page 653, for some unexplained
NEBO, NEVER HEARD THIS MIGRANT SHIP AND AND UNABLE TO FIND IT MENTIONED
Nebraska, American paddler, never heard of æWilliamsburg N.Y.CaliforniaÆ
before but all other refs say was built by William H.Webb, New York.The
last of the USA paddler service to USA leaving Sydney in april 1873
NECKAR,, BUILT 1901 BUILDERÆs name MUTILATED
Nelson under heading whaling barque, ultimately reg. Sydney in 1842,
247t, b.1815 Southampton 2mast square rig (i.e. brig) and owned
by various people interested in whaling and broke up and reg closed 1858
NELSON second steamer across tasman !!!very wrong.
The second was the aux. ss ANN, following BoydÆs ps Juno. The NELSON
made the crossing under canvas arriving Nelson March 3, 1854, remained
in the NZ coastal service until replaced by ZINGARI, so wherever that furphy
came from they knew not what they wrote!!! A very common event among your
hopeless ref books = ISS Nelson,330g 215n, ON12849,B.1853 J.Reid &
Co, Port Glasgow, 140.4 owners H.H.willis & Co, reg. London.
û Willis had many branches or associate offices in Australia and
New Zealand at the time.she returned to England, was used as a transport
in the Crimean War was sold in 1856 to Russian owners and renamed
ALEXANDER II, AND NO FURTHER RECORD HAS BEEN LOCATED
Nelson W ss B.1900, sold 1901 to Howard Smith for use in Nth
Qld, 1909 to A.e.Jolly, Pt,Darwin, 1917 J.Broadfoot, Chatswood, Nth
Qld, for local coastal work
NEPTUNIA, BP vessel, was named NEPTUN, IN 1935, NOT Neptun35 as you
NEVADA, W PS, BUILT 1864 Greenpoint Long Island, N.Y. not
NEW GUINEA, Iss McIl McE . re incidents in WA see Steamships
in colonial w.A., frequently in the Melbourne-WA service during the gold.rushes
New Hebrides and Gwydir, was actually NEO Hebrides owned in Noumea,
built in 1918, and gutted and hulked July 1955.
NEW ORLEANS< FIRST STEAMSHIP FROM OVERSEAS AND OF ANY SIZE TO VISIT
Brisbane arriving May 1853 from San Francisco
NEWBURGH, I SS TUG, 78T, on89836, B.1888, OWNED BY Fenwicks, reg. sydney,
reg. closed 1953, broken up
NEWCASTLE the 1878 incident û if you had cared to look at your
own work instead of indulging in a fantasy of your own you would have discovered
it is yet another Loney mutilation û and even you must admit this
opus is full of them, but it was the CITY OF NEWCASTLE as appears in the
front of this mangled fairytale and not æNewcastleÆ,
NEWCASTLE s PS b.1884 Kinghorn for Newcastle SS Co, was the last
ocean going paddler working in Australia. Saw a spell on the Bass strait
ferry under CHarter to Huddart, PArkeR, etc., see AustCoastal Pass ships.
your next entry but it never ran between Sydney and Melbourne û more
bad copying it was of course sydney and Newcastle!!! And just who æNorthern
& HunteR River Company æ is CAN be anyoneÆs guess, but
not known to anyone else but you -- she was built for Newastle S S Co,
which merged with the opposition to become the Newcastle and Hunter River
S.N.co, More mis reading, or inability to understand the printed word û
or is it that we just donÆt care to be correct û what we assume
must be acepted!?????????
NEWFIELD, was cnstructed, from, and so is described by Lloyds register
from iron and steel
NIL DESPERANDUm, YOUR EXPLANATION OF THE MEANING SOMEWHAT AT VARIANCE
TO USUAL TRANSLATION, BUT WHY AT ALL IS IT IN THIS WORK???although I am
not sure if this book has been assembled by or for kindergarten aged children
Nile Murray river, vessel, I state she was burnt at Bourke in
NIRIMBA W LIGHTER EX SCREW STEAMER SCUTTLED 1945, SEE SCUTTLED
& Abandoned ships
NITH W kt 41, ON54959 b.1866 J.Irving & J.Carson, Melbourne, register
closed 1904 æbroken upÆ last transaction dated May 1886
when ownership transferred to John Boswell.
No Lehnnon, see under correct name Mo lhennan
Numbered hopper barges, see Scuttled & Abandoned Ships for correct
NODDLEBURN, re-writing geograpy again, renaming the place the vessel
was lost? ?????
NOORA s SS 1072/507 on149766, SOLD 1956 TO Hong Kong and renamed
KING BEE, wrecked Jan. 24, 1957
NOOREBAR, SEE Aust.Coastal Pass ships, s ss 670/39, ON117575, B.1904
Scot of Kinghorn,Kinghorn for G.W.Nicoll but sold on stocks to North coast
s.N.co. 1920 Fiji shipping Co.ltd,: 1924 to Dutch East Indies
and sold for scrap in 1932.
NOORKOOWA see under correct name û norkoowa
NORÆ WESTER I hulk, ex barque, 567g/547n, ON50348, b.1864 Laurence
Hill & CO, Port Glasgow. Blown ashore Hamelin WA July 22, 1900,
salvaged and acquired by Adelaide SS fo use as hulk inMelbourne and scuttled
off Port Phillip 1928. see scuttled & Abandoned Ships,
NORA Creiner û should be NORA CREINA, I ps 142/93n, ON32294,
B.1849 Neptune foundry, Waterford, in 1854 acquired by Shoalhaven,s
N co,reg.sydney: Feb. 1857 Illawarra s.N.co., sold to Hong King 1861/2
and wrecked October 1869
NORKOOWA, REG. CLOSED æBROKEN UP March 1912Æ
DUGONG, Iss B.1875 ASN Pyrmont, 1887 to AUSN and
sold to Carpentaria Lighterage Co, 1901, register closed with broken up
at Brisbane in 1920, no mention of any other name
NORMAN REGISTER SAYS ABANDONED IN THE Norman river
NORMANBY, SS 86 TONS, REGISTER CLOSED, ÆBROKEN UP 1927 AND REMANS
ON MORETON iSLAND, JUST SOUTH OF TANGALOOMA. SEE ALSO SCUTTLED & Abandoned
NORTH BRITON, 402 TONS, ARRIVED Sydney Sept 27, 1837 from Leith, via
Hobart Town it had arrived in Hobart with 24 passengers, hardly an immigrant
NORTH HEAD Manly ferry, single screw, diesel electric to drive SHAFTS?
She moved north after Hobart, which seems to have escaped your notice
NORTH STAR, W ps, 453g built Aberdeen 1837 rr 1837, arrived melbourne
feb.1854, under canvas voyage of 93 days, on the bass strait ferry
briefly in august 1856, left for Shanghai arriving March 26, 1857
and no further information
NORTHUMBERLAND, B.1871, YOU WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNEW SHE WENT
TO s.s.& a, TELLING US TWICE WITH JUST A LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN THE DATE
Norway, immigrant ship? We do use strange titles1. the bq Norway
370 ton, arrived Pt.Phillip Oct. 25, 1853 from London with 19 passengers
and 13 in the steerage
NORWEST was built 1878 R.Steele & Co,Greenock as the yacht
CONSUELO for W.K.Vanderbilt, sold to another American and renamed
VAGUS and then sold to the Earl of Crawford and renamed WANDERER
IN 1902 SOLD TO rn AND REFITTED AS A SURVEY SLOOP, AND BECAME hmas
sealark was sold out of RN 1920 in Melbourne and became SEALARK IIi, and
in 1920 was renamed NORWEST Jas.Patrick became bankrupt in 1924 and the
vessel was seized in satisfaction of a debenture,sold to .Waugh,
well known sydney scrap merchant Wm.waugh and hulked, I do not know
where number80262 came from but when reg Melbounre it was awarded
NorÆWester appears early and then waffles on and on and on on
pg.67 for no apparent reason û simply to waste space I suppose
NORWHALE see scuttled & Abandoned ships for full details
NORWICH CITY, usually I do not worry about the continual and extremely
frequent typos, but this ship was not built by someone named grat, but
it was GRAY
NOSSHEAD, by the æcleverÆ or disgraceful typesetting exhibited
throughout we have one vessel built in two places, i.e., Glasgow and London
û rather difficult not to say expensive.
NOTION, YOUR SECOND ENTRY IS THE SAME VESSEL IN 1857
THAT WAS INVOLVED IN SOMETHING in Oct.1857 as there was an enquiry Oct
14 into the death of four men from the vessel in a boating accident
NYMBOIDA BUILT 1872 Blackwood & Gordon, PORT Glasgow.
Ex OTWAY August 1901, lengthened 1882 û 203.0 etc.
OAMARU, incident 1892 = W 2m bgn, 156t ON78358, B.1878 Mahurangi,
NZ. Acquired 1892 Neil Galbraith, of Cossack,WA and was to be trans to
WA but ultimately in 1893 trans to Singapore
OBERHAUSEN, became C7 of Federal S.N.Co, extremely strange, but
of course you mean the Federal Commonwealth, although I suppose you would
know better than me and I presume it was the Hamburg-Amerika Line the original
owners??- or German-australia Line??????????/// B,1905 Newcastle on tyne
4325 tons, sold by Commonwealth Govt in 1924 and became ATLAS
OBERON, Iron ss purchased on arrival by Port Albert S.N.Co.,
reg.Pt/Albert 1/of 1854: July 1858 sold to Hobart and enrolled
165 of 1858 for a proposed pass service on east coast of Tas, which did
not happen. Sold Nov. 1859 to Frederick Greer (not Green)of Dunedin,reg
remained Melbourne reg folio 42 of 1859 and send to New Zealand
where your notes begin to make sense at last
OBERON, LOST 1884, MY REPORT BASED UPON A nsw PARLIAMENTARY REPORT,
SO OBVIOUSLY I MUST BE WRONG, WHEN Loney is quoted.
OCEAN first ship to anchor in Port Phillip? Does this mean
a vessel rigged as a ship, or do you mean the more general term because
if so the statement is wrong - HMS Lady Nelson and Investigator
visited in 1802 and presumably anchored. While the colonial schooner Cumberland
arrived early in 1803. OCEAN W SHIP 401 or 481 tons, in different
reports. Capt. John Mertho, reg Newcastle.Tyne, owners Hurry & Co
OCEAN, last two entries this name are for the same vessel.
OCEAn, BUILT 1874 SEE Aust.Coastal Pass ships. Deck houses added
Oct. 1879 = 1554g 1039n Apl. 1885 additional refitting of accommodation
= 1577 tons, ASN acq. Apl.1878 when planning to enter the China-Australia
migrant trade. In april 1879 en route Hong Kong sydney broke down and was
towed into Cooktown by the E&A ss Somerset which resulted in
a very lengthy court battle and to avoid confiscation by the court ASN
æsoldÆ her to an associate T.Buckland who sold to J.&
A.Brown, the Newcastle coal miners and merchants for ú17,000 and
in Oct. 1884 Howard smith bought it apparently for a contemplated
overseas service û it Arrived Port Adelaide from Calcutta, but from
then remained on the coastal pass cargo service, under the name Gambier,
until lost in 1891
OCEAN QUEEN, the Sydney folio number 26 of 1845 is for vessel this
name built at Ulladulla in 1843 and lost in 1851 and the larger vessel
was official acquired or enrolled by Wm.Peverely Dec. 1856
OCEAN QUEEN, why do we need two entries for thevessel lost on the Tweed
OCEAN QUEEN I SS 572 b.1868 Renfrew, said to have been named æDaniele
Jean RichardsÆ when built for French owner, and renamed Ocean Queen
OCEAN ROVER W 2m sch, 139t, ON88979 B.1884 Williams river, reg. Newcastle,
trans to Melbourne 1887 - Daniel munro, july 1890 wm cowper sept
1895 trans to syd
OCEANA actually OCEANIA which see
OHAU, S ss lost 1899 repeart 1899 you have it as 1890
OIMARA, BUILDER WAS Connell repeat Connell not as shown
OLEANDER on43921 , REPEAT 43921 AND WAS BUILT BY Messrs
Haswell at sunderland and was built 1861 rr 1861 and I do not know where
your dimensions came from but mine are from Lloyds register for 1884.
OLIVER CAM, wrong it was OLIVE CAM and if in doubt see the Mercantile
Navy List, and or the Custom House register sydney û where do you
get these stupidly wrong names from???
OLIVER LANG, it was owned by J.Baines, Not as shown
OLIVER POST, have another shot, you already have it correctly
as Oliver frost above. But then I see it is yet another Loney fantasy trip;
OLIVIA< THE FIRST TWO ARE THE SAME VESSEL.
Oltonia, LOOK UNDER ITS REAL NAME OF ultonia
OMBA, NOT Omber, was described in the registger as of composite build
and no æRÆ on her name
OMEGA, ON94120, MAY HAVE BEEN REFLOATED BUT THEN BROKEN UP AS
IT IS NOT IN ANY FUTURE REGISTER.
Omeo< Iss built for McMeckan,Blackwood, see Aust.Coastal Passenger
Ships and or extensive and detailed AMHS file
OMEO, ON31887 first registered Port Albert and reg
as fore and aft schooner, after lengthening reported as three mst shooner
OMEO< TUG BOILER EXPLOSION WAS NOT returned to service
OMEO, W ss 84g, B.1884 G..white Williamstown,
ONWARD ON46116 was looking for a buyer, i.e someone to buy the
ship, not for buying anything
OPUSSUM, 17 TONS, Loney - = reading the Underwriter register
the wrong way again - it is - I ss,25g/17n, ON93037, 56..5 etc,
Built 1885 Brisbane for Qld Govt, Aug. 1915 Cairns, Harbour Board, reg
closed June 1932 æ vessel laying abandoned Cairns Inlet.
OPOURI, LOST 1917, YOU COULD HAVE FULL DETAIL, IF YOU WISH, FROM MY
Ops, or oopps?? You can get full detail from
my book if you look at O.P.S., which is how it was registered.
ORANIA. Orient liner, sunk 1917, no - mutilated misread or otherwise
messed about, but it was ORAMA, WHICH YOU ALREADY HAVE WRITTEN OFF.
Orara S ss 1297g for North Coast company. See Aust.Coastal Pass
ships, built for the express passenger service sydney-Byron Bay, sold
China in 1946 and under the name SANTOS, lost AFTER STRIKING
a mine off woosung June 15, 1950
ORATAVA see under correct name OROTAVA
Oregon, b.1848, nearly 12000 feet long. û perhaps
a stop somewhere would help???????
ORESTES w BQ, 575 TONS, on36961, b.1835 Bristol, and most likely the
vessel involved in an accident in south Africa, in 1841, arrived in Melbourne
Dec. 1853, and in 1858 was enrolled as a coal storage vessel in the name
of P&O by the local agents, and in Feb.1860 was sold and that
buyer sold it foreign at Sourabya in 1861 û see folio 3 of
1860 Melbourne and is your 2nd entry in the name of Orestes.
ORIENT, B.1853 for the Thompson family who sometimes advertised
as the Orient Line, and the ship did give its name to the later steam navigation
company, when owned by the cox family, they came from Waterford IRELAND.
See Migrant Ships for South Australia.
ORIENTAL LOST 1843????? I FIND NO REFERENCE TO TOTAL LOSS ALTHOUGH
Nicholson in Torres strait indicates it went on for some time after and
suggests it may have stranded for a time.
ORIENTAL, w BQ, PRESS ON ARRIVAL SAID 167 RR 167 TONS,FROM Boston
WITH 3 PASSENGERS. Master J.Heard,
ORINA was also reported the vessel was named DRINA AND YOU HAVE ALREADY
MANAGED TO RECORD IT AT THAT AS WELL. Perhaps you could cross ref to correct
name, although that seldom happens in this epic.
ORLEANDER, West Aust 1884 and Henderson does not mention it? I would
suggest another bit of misreading etc a la Loney.
ORMAIA actually OImara which you list correctly but fail to cross
reference this incorrect entry
ORMISTON was originally named FAMAKA, REPEAT famaka and
we are again apparently performing miracles because we jump from one vessel
to another with reckless abandon, lost in 1940 but attacked in 1943 which
would suggest your absolutely faultless but quite hopeless typist has yet
again bunched two entirely different ships under the one entry û
I have never seen such an exhibition of incomptenence in my life. You give
the NAME Ormiston, then waffle on into history of Orungal.
I am sure any semi-intelligent reader will come to believe they are
reading some wonderfully unreliable fairy stories about ships. The original
name of Orungal has been lost completely!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
ORMUZ of 1886 built for Orient Line but operated by the P&O
well, that would be unusual to say the least if we were dealing in fact,
but we often lose any grip we may have had on reality in this opus
OROTAVA, SCREW STEAMER WAS BUILT FOR pacific s.n. NOt Peninsula
OROWAITI, S ss ON145213 ,6684g, Built 1921, repeat 1921, not
1911, wrecked Point Burchon, 150 miles north of San Francisco
ORUBA OF 1889 WAS BUILT FOR pacific sn NOT Peninsula
ORUNGAL AND Ormiston, WERE BUILT FOR The khedival Mail S S & graving
Dock Co.,and for purpose of transfer within the p&O group were transferred
to Eastern Traders Ltd,Melbourne, in 1933,, but actually to AUSN. All units
of the P&O group were juggled for taxation or other purposes.
OSCAR, both entries for same steamer when arriving Melbourne
apl 4, 1860 measured different tonnages, but refitted for Aust.ownerÆs
work, tonnage increased,. The Glidden comments completely up the wattle,
that vessel was wss 29t, built as Oscar in 1874 at Footscray was
renamed VENTNOR IN `1923
Osman pacha. See your previous efforts with this name such as Oman
Pasha etc.and a dot or stroke between gross and net tonnage would look
OSPREY W ss ON75028, was renamed LILAC Dec.1892
OSPREY, tug, scuttled off Ncle, see Scuttled and Abandoned ships
OSPREY, w KT, 64 TONS, SAID TO BE LOST OFF Cape Hawke 1897
. Register closed 1891 æmissing for yearsÆ and I believe
to be a mistake when reg sydney having previously been reg Melbourne
OTAGO in 1869 sold foreign, returns british at Hong Kong folio
26 of 1872 sold to McMeckan Blackwood of Melbourne Feb.1873 having been
laid up in Hong kong for 18 months and capt.T Underwood took her to Melbourne,
under canvas, in 67 days.
OTAGO I bq, 367/345n ON60643. B. 1869 A Stephen & Sons
Glasgow for Angus Cameron,regGlasgow. Jan.1872 acq by proprietors of Black
diamond Line, reg. Pt.adelaiDe 2/1872, remained pt Adelaide reg until Aug.
1900 then trans to Sydney,taken to Hobart as coal hulk and paid off in
1931, then as you have it,more or less
OTHELLO, W 3m bq, 342/214tons, ON49281, B.1853, Fairhaven, came to
Australia, ex foreign at Sydney in 1864 March 1868 Capt.J.W.Robinson,reg
Hobart 3 of 1868, 1882 to Dunedin, in 1887 reg trans to Invercargill, reg.
closed 1926 æused as a coal hulkÆ
OTILLIA, see actually ATTILLA SHIP 922 TONS ARRIVED FROM LPL
OCT 15 1852 255 MIGRANTS
OTTER LIGHTER EX tss TUG, b.1884 SEE SCUTTLED & Abandoned
Ships for full detail. Date of sinking etc.
OTTER w SS 57g, ON93573 B.1888 BerryÆs Bay, North sydney,
to Henry Moss, reg.Melbourne 1888 and reg closed 1940 broken up
OTTER SNIPE, ALL other reference name it GUTTER SNIPE
Ottillia, see prevous entry and discover it is usually
OTWAY b, 1850 HAS ACQUIRED AN UNUSUAL OFFICIAL NUMBER
Otway, I ss see Aust Coastal Passenger ships for correct detail of
employment. From 1878 employed in the contract mail service
between Albany and Melbourne until acquired by Adelaide SS Co and used
on West Australian and south Australian coastal services, until sold to
Noumea, In 1897 sold to Illawarra SN Co for work Sydney û south Coast
of NSW services until sold to North coast Company in 1901. your entry completely
OTWAY lighter 33 tons sunk in Warrnambool, you have already written
off as lost in 1861 û it was the same unit b.1850
- if it happened at all. Most likely was the steamer Otway
OTWAY ketch lost in 1882 û if this is true then it was
an unregistered vessel no trace
The next two Otway entries concern the steamship built in 1872
OUR ELSIE, see scuttled & Abandoned ships for full detail disposal
OURAKA S ss 2637g, ON89431, B.1890 Greennock for Adelaide S S Co asold
1914 to China and became YEI MARU No.2, and drops fromLloyds in 1932
OUSURI, B1863, to Australia in 1877 at Melbourne register. May
1883 John Campbell, reg Pt.Adelaide, 1891 to Noumea as hulk
Ovengai, see correct entry on previous page
OWEN GLENDOWER FIRST TO MELB Jan 1859 Master J, Watson 18 passeners
Dickinson was master in 1860
OWEN GLENDOWER coastal vessel - nothing that name owned
in Australia in 1857 or later û earlier