List of ships of the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company

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The Illawarra Steam Navigation Company serviced the south coast of New South Wales between 1858 and 1955. During this period they owned over 20 vessels, ranging from riverboats to the 1111 ton passenger vessel, Merimbula.

Name Built Length Tonnage Type Construction Status
Allowrie 503 tons Twin-screw steamer
Bega 1883 (Greenock, Scotland) 57.7m 567 tons Twin-screw steamer Iron Capsized and sunk off Tanja Beach, 5 April 1908, with the death on one passenger.[1]
Benandra 1914 (Balmain, Sydney) 39.62m 345 tons Screw steamer Wood Lost off Moruya River at Moruya Heads after hitting a sandspit, 25 March 1924, with at least one death.[2]
Bergalia[3]
Blackwall 1874 (Brisbane Water, New South Wales) 23.04m 66 ton Screw steamer Wood Wrecked after her anchor dragged on Shellharbour Reef, 20 July, 1876. Although refloated, she was eventually broken up in Sydney.[4]
Bodalla 1914 (Balmain, Sydney) 39.62m 345 ton Twin-screw steamer Wood Wrecked on 19 January 1924 at Narooma, when she ran aground at the entrance to the Wagonga inlet.[5]
Cobargo[3]
Coolangatta 1865 (Balmain, Sydney) 30.17m 87 ton Paddle steamer Unknown Wrecked at Crookhaven River on 27 February 1873, while traveling between Terrara and Pig Island. Refloated, she was broken up around 1880.[6]
Duroby 1920 (Manning River, Sydney) 37m 195 ton Screw steamer Steel Caught fire while at anchor in 1923, then sold to be used as a lighter. She was eventually scuttled.[7]
Eden 1900 (Glasgow, Scotland) 60.04m 693 ton Twin-screw steamer Steel Scuttled in 1933.[7]
The Hunter 1860? 300 tons
Illawarra 1878 522 tons Paddle steamer Retired 1908.[8]
John Penn 1867 (Middlesex, United Kingdom) 48.76m 236 ton Screw steamer Iron Wrecked after hitting Burrowarra Head in heavy fog, sank at Broulee Bay while under tow.[9]
Kameruka 1880 (Greencock, Scotland) 54.74m 515 ton Screw steamer Steel Sank on 16 October 1897, after striking Pedro's reef near Moruya.[10]
Kembla 1860?
Kiama 1860?
Merimbula 1909 (Troon, Scotland) 63.88m 1111 ton Screw steamer Steel Ran aground on Whale Point at Currarong, just north of Jervis Bay, while heading south on 27 March 1928.[11]
Moruya 1906 (Preston, England)
Tilba 1908 (Manning River, New South Wales) 38.4m 200 ton Screw steamer Wood Wrecked after running into rocks off Summercloud Bay, 18 November 1912.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bega". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Benandra". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Moore, Dennis (2002). "The Inlet That Eluded Bass, Batemans Bay - South Coast NSW". Morningside Internet. Retrieved 2006-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Blackwall". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bodalla". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Coolangatta". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Duroby". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  8. ^ Lorck, W. (1905). Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Company's illustrated handbook: a guide for the tourist and holiday maker. Sydney: W. Lorck. National Library of Australia call number N 919.44 I29. 
  9. ^ "John Penn". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Kameruka". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Merimbula". Maritime Heritage Online. NSW Department of Planning – Heritage Office. Retrieved 2 February 2009.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Merimbula" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).