Ability (1878)

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A ketch-rigged vessel similar to Ability
Career
Name: Ability
Owner: John Breckenridge
Port of registry: Sydney
Builder: William Woodward, Brisbane Water, NSW, Australia
Ship registration number: 37/1878
Ship official number: 74975
Completed: 1878
Status: Wrecked
General characteristics
Type: Wooden ketch
Tonnage: Gross tonnage (GT) of 48
Displacement: Net tonnage (NT) of 48
Length: 20.72  m
Beam: 5.486  m
Draught: 1.981  m
Installed power: NA

The Ability was a wooden ketch of 48 tons, owned by J. Breckenridge and built at William Woodward in 1878. She ran aground at Cape Hawke, New South Wales, in 1897.

Shipwreck[edit]

On 5 January 1897, traveling from Cape Hawke to Sydney with a load of timber, the Ability broke moorings and was beached at Cape Hawke, near Forster. There were no reported deaths.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loney, 1992 p.110
  2. ^ Ability (+1897) WRECKsite.eu

Sources[edit]

  • Loney, Jack K. (1992). Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast. Oceans Enterprises, Yarram, Victoria. p. 110. 
  • Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2, Call number 910.4530994 BAT
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 2 1851–1871 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Sydney. Reed, 1980 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 3 1871–1900 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Geelong Vic: List Publishing, 1982 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 4 1901–1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1987 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 5 Update 1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1991 910.4530994 LON