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Name: WERFA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/10/1883
Completed: 12/1883
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 519
Dimensions: 948grt, 602nrt, 216.0 x 30.2 x 15.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (27 & 51 x 33ins), 98rhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 89167
History:
12/1883 The "Werfa" Steam Ship Co Ltd (Evens & Grasdorff), Cardiff
by 1896 Walter J Tillett, Cardiff
1898 George Niven, London
1898 Bellambi Coal Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne; registered at Sydney
1914 McIlwraith & McEacharn Pty Ltd
21/03/1929 Sank
Comments: 1914: Converted to a coal hulk at Melbourne
04/08/1925: American destroyer USS MACDONOUGH, when swinging out of dock,
rammed the hulk of the WERFA, which sank in 30ft of water. Subsequently raised.
21/03/1929: Scuttled off Port Philip heads


Above photo is copyright of Allen Green