The wreck of Itata.
|Owner:||Newark Shipping Company|
|Port of registry:||Liverpool|
|Builder:||R. & J. Evans, Liverpool|
|Identification:||Official Number: 87910|
|Fate:||Scuttled in Middle Harbour.|
|Length:||202.1 ft (61.6 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)|
|Depth:||9.9 ft (3.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Itata was a three-masted iron barque built by R & J Evans, Liverpool in 1883. She was severely damaged by a fire in her hold at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, in 1906. Her hulk was towed to Sydney and was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour.
While awaiting loading of one hold with coal alongside a wharf, she was severely damaged by fire at Newcastle, 12 January 1906 after another hold with a nitrate cargo caught fire. The resultant fire and explosions bowed and twisted her iron hull. Her hulk was towed to Sydney for use as a hulk, however was too badly damaged and was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour.
- "The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 January 1906. p.11.". Retrieved 29 February 2012.