SS Colonist (1889)

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Career (UK)
Name: SS Colonist
Owner: Angier Line, London
Port of registry: London
Builder: Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd, North Hylton
Yard number: 82
Completed: 1889
Identification: Official number: 96673
Status: Wrecked, 9 September 1894
General characteristics
Type: Iron screw steamer
Tonnage: 819 GT
Length: 88.4 m (290 ft 0 in)
Beam: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)
Draught: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
Installed power: Triple expansion engine
Crew: 29

SS Colonist was a British iron-hulled coastal cargo ship driven by a 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine. She was built in 1889 by Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd, North Hylton, England. She had a complement of 29 crewmembers.[1]


On 9 September 1894, traveling from Newcastle, New South Wales on her way to Adelaide while carrying a cargo of coal the Colonist was wrecked on Newcastle's Oyster Bank at position 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797Coordinates: 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "SS Colonist (+1894)". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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