White Cliffs, Rye, Port Phillip Bay
06 Aug 1852
Year of construction
The vessel is of historical significance as it was an early Australian built coastal trader constructed during the early 1840s. Due to the unknown location of the wreck it is impossible to assess whether it has any archaeological significance, however it may reveal important information about the construction of these unique vessels.
|Hull Details||One deck, standing bowsprit, square stern, carvel built, no galleries, no figurehead.|
|Number of Masts||2|
|Length / Breadth / Depth||39.3 Feet / 10.8 Feet / 5.5 Feet|
|Built Port / Country||Exeter River, Tasmania / Australia|
|Registration Number||9 of 1846|
|Registration Port / Country||Melbourne / Australia|
|Former Details of Registration||5 of 1841|
Engaged in lime trade. Wrecked in strong northerly gale, force 10.
|Date Lost||06 Aug 1852|
|Voyage||from White Cliffs to Melbourne|
|Owner||George Ward Cole, merchant, of Melbourne, 10/10/1846|
|Master of Vessel||Captain Joseph Theobold, 11/06/1851|
Strong northerly gale (UID 23, 52) , Force 10 (UID: 132)
|Cause of Loss||
Dragged anchors in a strong northerly gale and went ashore at White cliffs, Rye, in Port Phillip Bay VIC on 6th August 1852, becoming a total wreck.
|Number of Passengers||0|
|Comments on Passenger||
|Number of Crew Members||3|