OCEAN CHIEF Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Ship Built 1853 Built In Medford, Mass. Tonnage 930 Built By J.O.Curtis 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. VoyagesView Full List 3 January 1864 ➜ 6 April 1864 OCEAN CHIEF Plymouth Media Upload Media Comment John Blue (1847-1900) arrived Don Blue (not verified) on Wed, 2017-01-18 12:56 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. reply John Blue was the first Tim Hanna (not verified) on Fri, 2021-07-02 20:32 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! reply Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.