Heritage VIC

    Print

ST GEORGE

Location

St Leonards pier, Port Phillip Bay

VHR Number

S649

Date lost

1853

Year of construction

1827

Statement of Significance

Physical Description  
Construction Material Wood
Rig Hulk
Propulsion Sail
Length / Breadth / Depth 0.0 Feet / 0.0 Feet / 0.0 Feet
History  
Built Date 1827
Built Port / Country Chester / England
Details
One of two hulks used stern to stern as jetty until pier built from unsawn logs by George Ward Cole. During 1851-2 voyaged between London and Sydney. Ran onto rocks at Point Nepean in December 1852, and the pilot steered it ashore at Swan Bay. Refloated January 1853 and purchased by Cole and hulked.
Voyage Details  
Date Lost 1853
Voyage from scuttled
Cargo
none
Owner George Ward Cole
Cause of Loss
Scuttled to form part of a jetty for the bay steamer Vesta
Further Details  
Number of Passengers 0
Number of Crew Members 0