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ss CITY OF ADELAIDE


built by J & G Thomson Govan in 1864

CLYDEBUILT SHIPS



ss CITY OF ADELAIDE


built by J & G Thomson Govan,
Yard No 67

Propulsion: Steam
Launched: Tuesday, 22/12/1863
Built: 1864
Ship Type: Iron passenger-cargo steamship
Tonnage: 838grt, 615nrt (1871: 1212grt, 824nrt)
Length: 251.4ft (1871: 252.8ft)
Breadth: 28.3ft
Owner History:
Australasian Steam Nav Co, Melbourne
1887 British India & Queensland Agency Ltd, Sydney
1887 Australasian United Steam Nav Co, London
1890 W A Ritchie, Sydney NSW
1895 G J Robertson, Sydney NSW
1902 Howard Smith Co Ltd, Melbourne
1915 George Butler, Townsville
Status: Hulked - 1902

Remarks:
Refitted 1871
1890 converted to 4~masted barque 843grt
1902 converted to coal hulk at Townsville
Scuttled at Cockle Bay, Magnetic Island, off Townsville
Caught fire 1912
Sold 1915 to be beached at Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island but grounded Cockle Bay en route in 1916
Hull used as bathhouse for swimmers
Hull destroyed by Cyclone 'Althea' 24/12/1971.

nb: This vessel is not the sailing clipper CITY OF ADELAIDE that became sv CARRICK in Glasgow and at the SMM in Irvine


Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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