Ship Details

Rig

Iron Screw Steamer, 140 hp.

Built

1863

Built In

Tonnage

539g 424n

Dimensions

208.2 x 27.1 x 14.3

Demise

George Gilmore, reg. Glasow. 1864 Jan.: Austalasian S.N.Co., reg. Sydney. 1878: Lengthened to 243.8 x 27.1 x 14.3, 681g 496n engine compounded. 1887: Australasian United S.N.Co.Ltd. 1892 June: Elliot Bland (presumably A/C managing agent of AUSN). 1896 Jan.: Driven ashore at Cairns during a hurricane, but was refloated and repaired. 1900 Mar.: The Alexandra Steamship Co.Ltd. 1903 Aug.: Burns, Philp & Co.Ltd. And used as a hulk. 1906: Scuttled outside the eastern breakwater at Townsville, Qld, to protect the wall.

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My grandfather Johannes Hauser stated that on his naturalisation application that he arrived at an Australian port (probably Melbourne, but maybe Portland, Adelaide or Sydney) on May 12, 1863 from Liverpool. I cannot find Alexandra on any shipping records in these ports on this date. Can some kind person help me with this search? Thank you, Don Hauser

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