Ability (1910)

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Owner: Allan Taylor & Co
Completed: 1910
Fate: Wrecked
General characteristics
Type: Wood Steamer
Tonnage: 140 GT
Length: 30.48 m (100.0 ft)
Beam: 8.382 m (27.50 ft)
Draught: 1.829 m (6 ft 0 in)
Installed power: Compound 15nhp

The Ability was a wooden Steamer coastal transport cargo ship of 140 tons, owned by Parsons, R & Plunkett. Ship was scuttled and abandoned off Newcastle, New South Wales on 3 June 1960 or off Sydney on 3 April 1965.[1]



  • "Ability". Australian National Shipwreck Database. Retrieved 10 December 2011.[permanent dead link]

Further reading[edit]

Online Database's
Australian National Shipwreck Database[1]
Australian Shipping - Arrivals and Departures 1788-1968 including shipwrecks [2]
Encyclopaedia of Australian Shipwrecks - New South Wales Shipwrecks [3]