Acme (1876)

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Name: Acme
Owner: Edward Davis & David Copper
Port of registry: Sydney
Ship registration number: 14/1876
Ship official number: 73348
Builder: Edward Davis Brisbane Water, New South Wales, Australia
Completed: 1876
Status: Wrecked
General characteristics
Type: Wood Top sail schooner
Tonnage: 55 GT
Displacement: 55 NT
Length: 20.57  m
Beam: 5.882  m
Draught: 2.133  m
Installed power: NA
Ship primary use: Transport
Ship industry:
Ship passenger capacity: 0
Crew: 5

The Acme was a wooden top sail schooner that was driven ashore at Seal Rocks, New South Wales while carrying timber from Camden Haven to Sydney under the command of Captain James Henry Jackson on the 15 July 1876. There were no casualties.

The wreck has not been located, but the approximate coordinates of the wreck site are 32°27′S 152°32′E / 32.45°S 152.54°E / -32.45; 152.54Coordinates: 32°27′S 152°32′E / 32.45°S 152.54°E / -32.45; 152.54.


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]