Suda Bay (ship)

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Suda Bay
General characteristics
Type: Motor boat
Tonnage: 14.3 tons

Suda Bay was a 14.3 ton motor boat that was one of the first boats used for a commercial tourist operation in the Houtman Abrolhos.

Between 1946 and 1948, Suda Bay and Batavia Road were used by Dal Gaze and Alan Fox to transport tourists to and from the Houtman Abrolhos, especially Pelsaert Island. This represents the first known commercial tourist operation in the Houtman Abrolhos.[1]

In 1948, the partnership between Gaze and Fox broke up, and thereafter Fox used Suda Bay for lobster fishing in the vicinity of North Island.[1] A channel through the reefs just north of the island is today named Suda Bay Passage.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Sustainable Tourism Plan for the Abrolhos Islands" (PDF). Fisheries Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia. February 2001. p. 9. ISSN 0819-4327. 146. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Suda Bay Passage". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Dickson, Rod. Ships registered in Western Australia from 1856, Volume 7. p. 13. 
  • Uren, Norman (1949). Abrolhos Islands. Western Australian Education Department, Government Instructional Films (unpublished).