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Name: KANGAROO
Type: Cargo Ship
Keel: 15/12/1862
Launched: 10/03/1863
Completed: 21/03/1863 (trials)
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co , Low Walker
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 19
Dimensions: 227grt, 180nrt, 300dwt, 136.6 x 20.5 x 11.2ft
Engines: 2cyl (22 & 22 x 18ins), 45nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 8.5knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 46453
History:
1863 Lloyd, Cattell & Co, Sydney
1864 Lloyd & Co (Bulli Coal Mining Co), Sydney
1865 Joseph Darwent, Adelaide
by 1875 Andrew Tennant, Port Lincoln, South Australia
1877 The Spencers Gulf Steam Ship Co Ltd, Adelaide
28/10/1882 Sank
Comments: Raised quarter deck type with engines aft
Rigged as a three mast schooner for passage to Australia
Built for the Newcastle to Sydney NSW coal & coasting trade
Contract price 5400; Profit 804-15-5d
06/05/1880: Stranded off Bird Island, but re-floated.
Accident due to the Chief Officer altering course unknown to the master
28/10/1882: Foundered 5 miles SE of Botany Heads