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Name: KEERA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/04/1851
Completed: 04/1851
Builder: Thomas Toward
Yard: St Peter's
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 169grt, 114nrt, 102.1 x 20.4 x 10.3ft;
(1864: 197grt, 145nrt, 110.1 x 20.3 x 9.3ft);
(1872: 230grt, 158nrt, 133.1 x 20.4 x 9.4ft)
Engines: 2cyl, 60nhp
Engines by: Robert Stephenson & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 31845
History:
1851 Henry G Smith, Newcastle
1852 Registered at Sydney, NSW
11/1852 Geelong Steam Navigation Co
10/1854 G & J Gill, Melbourne
09/1855 E Fowler et al, Melbourne
10/1859 J Fowler et al, Melbourne
07/1865 Gippsland Steam Navigation Co, Melbourne
10/1865 Carey & Gillies, Melbourne
01/1873 HA Coffey, Sydney
03/1873 Colonial Sugar Refining Co, Sydney
No later history known
Comments: 1864: Lengthened to 110.1ft
03/1867: Wrecked on the New Zealand coast
Subsequently salvaged, rebuilt & lengthened to 133.0ft
1877: Hulked