Ship Details

Rig

Ship

Built

1853

Built In

Tonnage

930

Built By

Dimensions

177.0 x 35.4 x 22.8

Demise

James Baines & Co.(Black Ball Line), reg. Liverpool. 1872: Foundered after a collision when owner by others.

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John Blue (1847-1900) arrived on the Ocean Chief in April 1864. He was born in Argyllshire, Scotland and was a blacksmith and later a tinsmith by trade. He moved to Gumeracha and later to Angaston. He married Sarah Swann in 1855 and ran a general store in Gumeracha for a time. After his death his widow and three sons moved to Western Australia.

John Blue was the first captain of the Gumeracha Cricket Club formed around 1861. He was an opening batsman. This is rather unique for a Scotsman!

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