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Name: ILLAWARRA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched 16/02/1878
Completed: 03/05/1878
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 106
Dimensions: 522grt, 313nrt, 190.0 x 23.7 x 16.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (32 & 58 x 60ins),190nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: Paddle, 12.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 79202
History:
27/05/1878 Illawarra Steam Navigation Co, North Shields
1878 Illawarra Steam Navigation Co, Sydney
1904 Illawarra & Sydney Coast Steam Navigation Co Ltd (TH Jackson, managers), Sydney
1911 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 40 x 1st Class & 40 x 2nd Class passengers
Contract Price 15900; Profit 957-2s-8d
13/08/1881: In collision with CIVILITY off Kiama NSW
05/09/1902: In collision with ILLAROO off Dawes Point, Sydney Harbour
1908: Reduced to a hulk


Above image is courtesy of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 04/05/1878