Wendouree (1882)

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History
Australia
Name: Wendouree
Owner: Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd, Geelong
Port of registry: 15/1882
Route: Newcastle to Adelaide
Builder: S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland
Launched: 1882
Identification: 84943
Fate: Wrecked on 20 July 1898 Newcastle, New South Wales, Oyster Bank
General characteristics
Type: Steel Steamer Screw
Tonnage: 1,640 GT
Displacement: 1,066 NT
Length: 83.45  m
Beam: 11.06  m
Draught: 5.882  m
Propulsion: Compound engine
Complement: 24

Wendouree was a steel steamship built as a collier by S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland for Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd. She was later refitted to carry passengers for the Melbourne to Sydney run.

Fate[edit]

She was wrecked on the Oyster Bank at the mouth of the Hunter River while leaving Newcastle for Adelaide on 20 July 1898. She was carrying 1850 Tons of coal and grounded on a bar.

Further reading[edit]

Online Database's
Australian National Shipwreck Database[1]
Australian Shipping - Arrivals and Departures 1788-1968 including shipwrecks [2]
Encyclopaedia of Australian Shipwrecks - New South Wales Shipwrecks [3]

Books

  • Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast. By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995 Oceans Enterprises. 1993 ISBN 978-0-646-11081-3.
  • Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2, Call number 910.4530994 BAT
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 2 1851–1871 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Sydney. Reed, 1980 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 3 1871–1900 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Geelong Vic: List Publishing, 1982 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 4 1901–1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1987 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 5 Update 1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1991 910.4530994 LON

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Coordinates: 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797