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Name: BARRABOOL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/04/1874
Completed: 1874
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 301
Dimensions: 942grt, 588nrt, 224.8 x 30.5 x 15.2ft
Engines: 2cyl (46 & 46 x 36ins), 140hp;
(1881: C2cyl (30.5 & 57.5 x 36ins), 165nhp)
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow;
(1881: Morts Dock & Engineering Co, Sydney)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 64795
History:
1874 WH Smith & Sons, Melbourne
1901 Howard Smith & Co Ltd, Sydney
06/1944 K Selvinen, Balmain, Sydney
02/08/1950 Scuttled
Comments: 03/08/1876: Collided with & sank QUEENSLAND off Wilson's Promontory
10/03/1879: Collided with & sank BONNIE DUNDEE off Lake Macquarie, NSW
1881: Engine compounded by Morts Dock
09/08/1884: Collided with and damaged BIRKSGATE in Sydney harbour
Gained nickname of "Great Australian Ram"
17/05/1912: Stranded on Central Island, River Fitzroy whilst on a voyage
from Rockhampton to Sydney. Refloated and taken to Sydney
Deemed to be a constructive total loss by the underwriters
10/1912: Repurchased by Howard Smith & converted into a coal hulk at Sydney
02/08/1950: Scuttled off Sydney Heads


Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green