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S.S. RIVERINA

Location

Between Mallacoota and Gabo Island

VHR Number

S579

Date lost

17 Apr 1927

Year of construction

1905

Official number

120729

Statement of Significance

Physical Description  
Hull Details Elliptical stern, clincher built, 2 sheathed decks, web frames, electric light, sheathed wales, 7 cemented bulkheads, poop & bridge 245'. forecastle 93', afterpeak tank 33 tons. Classification 100 A1 (oct 1905).
Propulsion Steam - Screw
Length / Breadth / Depth 370.0 Feet / 49.7 Feet / 22.8 Feet
History  
Builder Sir J. Laing & Son
Built Date 1905
Built Port / Country Sunderland / England
Registration Number 11 of 1905
Registration Port / Country Melbourne / Australia
Details
Huddart Parker's interstate passenger steamer Riverina went ashore on the beach near Tullaberga Island during a gale in April 1927. Salvage efforts were unsuccessful and the vessel was stripped and then abandoned. It was used for target practice by the RAAF during World War II.
Voyage Details  
Date Lost 17 Apr 1927
Voyage from Hobart to Sydney
Cargo
19,352 crates of apples 496 tons general cargo
Owner Huddart Parker Ltd
Weather conditions
Gale force winds; heavy seas; zero visibility
Cause of Loss
Ran ashore in poor visibility
Further Details  
Number of Passengers 142
Number of Crew Members 0