SS Lindus (1881)
|Port of registry:||Melbourne|
|Builder:||Edward Withy & Co., West Hartlepool, UK|
|Status:||Wrecked, 4 June 1899|
|Type:||Iron screw steamer|
|Length:||78.45 m (257 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||10.54 m (34 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||5.425 m (17 ft 9.6 in)|
|Installed power:||Compound engine|
SS Lindus was an Australian iron-hulled coastal cargo ship driven by a 160 H.P. 2-cylinder compound steam engine with a top cruising speed of 10 knots. She was built in 1881 by Edward Withy & Co., Hartlepool, England. Her engines were built by T. Richardson & Sons, Hartlepool. She had a complement of 24 crewmembers.
On 4 June 1899, traveling from Newcastle, New South Wales on her way to Adelaide while carrying a cargo of coal the Lindus was caught up in a heavy storm and was wrecked near Newcastle's Oyster Bank, on the wreck of the Colonist at position Coordinates: .
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