The Brothers (ship)

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The Brothers
Fate: Wrecked 1816
General characteristics
Tonnage: 40 tons
Sail plan: Schooner

The Brothers was a 40-ton schooner wrecked in Bass Strait, Tasmania in 1816. She was under the command of Captain William Hilton Hovell. On 25 June 1816 the ship was anchored near the Kent Group in Bass Strait in an easterly gale when the cables broke and she was driven ashore. The cargo of twenty tons of salt and 800 bushels of wheat were lost overboard. One seaman, Daniel Wheeler, was drowned. For ten weeks the survivors lived on wheat washed ashore and whatever else they could scavenge until they were rescued by the brig, Spring under the command of Captain Bunster. The survivors arrived in Sydney on 6 September 1816.[1]


  1. ^ Bateson, Charles (1972). Australian Shipwrecks. 1: 1622-1850. Sydney: AH and AW Reed. p. 54. ISBN 0-589-07112-2.