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Name: STAR OF THE SOUTH
Type: Cargo Ship
Keel: 22/11/1862
Launched: 24/01/1863
Completed: 11/02/1863
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 18
Dimensions: 203grt, 147nrt, 200dwt, 134.2 x 21.8 x 9.2ft
Engines: 2cyl (22 & 22 x 18ins), 45nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.3knots
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 46444
History:
25/08/1863 Broomfield & Whitaker, Sydney, NSW
by 1870 George Francis Bullen, Dunedin, New Zealand
1873 Auckland Steam Packet Co Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
1877 Edward P Houghton, Dunedin, New Zealand
1881 Henderson Law, Dunedin
22/12/1884 Wrecked
Comments: Raised quarter deck type with engines aft
Rigged as a three masted schooner for passage to Australia
Built for the Newcastle to Sydney NSW coal trade
Contract price 4670. Profit 352-17s-9d
22/12/1884: Stranded at Greymouth, Middle Island, New Zealand.
Loss was due to her master attempting to enter Grey River,
disregarding the harbour signals


Newcastle Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, 27/01/1863