PS Oscar W
|Operator:||Friends of PS Oscar W|
|Route:||River Murray, Australia|
|Homeport:||Goolwa, South Australia|
|Class and type:||Composite Paddle Steamer|
|Tons burthen:||83 tons|
|Length:||103 ft 1 in (31.42 m)|
|Beam:||20 ft 2 in (6.15 m)|
|Notes:||Data compiled from three sources|
(Frans) Oscar "Charlie" Wallin (1867 – 16 August 1934), born in Sweden and naturalized as a British Subject in Australia in 1897, owned and skippered several steamboats on the Murray-Darling river system. He built the boat at Echuca in 1908, and named it for his son Oscar William Wallin (ca.July 1897 – 20 September 1917) who fought with the 8th Battalion in World War I, and was killed in action in Belgium. She was taken over by the shipping firm Permewan, Wright and Co. in 1909; Wallin became owner of the steamer Clyde as part of the deal.
The Oscar W. is 103 ft, 5 inches in length, with a beam of 20 ft 7 inches and a draft of 2 ft 3 inches to 5 ft 1 inch. It weighs 83 tons gross, 59 ton net.
- "P.S. OSCAR-W ~ SPECIFICATIONS". Friends of PS Oscar W. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "P.S. OSCAR-W ~ THE HISTORY". Friends of PS Oscar W. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "SA Memory: Paddle-steamer Oscar W". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "ROLL OF HONOR.". Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic. : Moama, NSW : 1869 - 1954). Echuca, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 23 October 1917. p. 2 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Advertising.". Riverina Recorder (Balranald, Moulamein, NSW : 1887 - 1944). Balranald, Moulamein, NSW: National Library of Australia. 7 July 1909. p. 2. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
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