Active (1877)

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 New South Wales
Name: Active
Owner: John Breckenridge, Cape Hawke
Port of registry: Sydney
Ship registration number: 11/1877
Ship official number: 74902
Builder: William Woodwood Brisbane Water, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Completed: 1877
Status: Wrecked
General characteristics
Type: Ketch
Tonnage: 49 GT
Displacement: 49 NT
Length: 20.6  m
Beam: 5.4  m
Draught: 1.9  m
Installed power: NA
Ship primary use: Transport
Ship industry:
Ship passenger capacity: 0
Crew: 4

Active was a wooden ketch that was wrecked on 19 January 1898 on the Oyster Bank at the entrance of Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, near the previously wrecked schooner Colonist while carrying a cargo of ironbark to Morpeth, New South Wales, under the command of Captain P. Williams. There were no casualties but the ship was lost. The wreck has not been located, but the approximate co-ordinates of the shipwreck are 32°55′S 151°47′E / 32.92°S 151.79°E / -32.92; 151.79Coordinates: 32°55′S 151°47′E / 32.92°S 151.79°E / -32.92; 151.79.


Further reading[edit]

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