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Yard No. 13
ss DERWENT



Yard Number 13 was named DERWENT when launched on Wednesday 13/04/1864 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow for J Wright London - 1864 Tasmanian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W Rout Wm Guesdon & Wm Robertson) Hobart

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1864
Ship Type: Iron Steamship
Ship's Role: Passenger / cargo service, Hobart to Melbourne.
Tonnage: 478grt, 351nrt
Length: 196.0ft
Breadth: 25.3ft

Owner History:
J Wright, London - 1864 Tasmanian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W Rout, Wm Guesdon & Wm Robertson), Hobart
1879 William Howard Smith, Melbourne
1883 Wm Howard Smith & Sons Ltd, Melbourne
1901 Howard Smith Co Ltd, Melbourne


Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Steam 2cy 120nhp 1scr

This ship had an unhappy end, as she was scuttled on 30/12/1925

Additional Information:
ON 50005
Completed June 1864
Used as a coal hulk from 1916 on Queensland coast
Stripped and scuttled off Cairns.

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