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Name: OMEO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/08/1858
Completed: 1858
Builder: Andrew Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 21
Dimensions: 733grt, 213.2 x 30.5 x 16.67t; (1867: 821grt)
Engines: 2cyl, 120nhp
Engines by: R Morrison & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw & Sail; (1881: Sail only, Jackass Rig)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 40338
History:
1858 McMeckan, Blackwood & Co, Melbourne
1880 Nipper & See, Sydney
09/1880 William Howard Smith, Melbourne
1895 North Queensland Insurance Co Ltd
1896 Connor & Doherty, Freemantle
11/09/1905 Wrecked
Comments: 1858: Fitted with a lifting screw so she could be used as a pure sailing ship
1867: Extended passenger accommodation
1881: Engines removed, converted to 4 masted sailing ship for cargo only
05/10/1881: Collided with & destroyed the Swan Spit Lighthouse, near Melbourne
31/10/1895: Blown ashore whilst loading at Hamelin Bay, Western Australia
1895: Acquired by insurers
17/03/1896: Refloated
1896: Converted to a coal hulk
11/09/1905: Blown ashore & wrecked at Coogee Beach, Western Australia


Above photos copyright of the State Library of Victoria

Above images copyright of the State Library of Victoria