Ship Details

Rig

Iron Screw Steamer, 250 hp.

Built

1874

Tonnage

170g 40n

Dimensions

130.0 x 21.0 x 13.8

Demise

For the Marine Board of South Australia, as a Lighthouse tender. 1914c.: Transferred to the Commonwealth. 1925: Sold. Made into a lighter to store timber awaiting export from Pt.Stephens. Remains reported to be in the 'Duckhole', Pt.Stephens NSW.

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It is just a possibility - between 1875 and 1888, my great-great grandfather, John Tait Hercus, might have served on this ship, might even have been its captain briefly. If there is a written history of the ship or a list of its captains, please let me know where I can access that material.

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