Aleathea







Aleathea


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1881
Builder :
Rock Davis
Blackwall, NSW
Gross weight :
79 tons/120 tons after 1892
Dimensions :
109.30 x 18.30 x 7.60 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
500
Speed :
6.5 knots prior to 1892

Aleathea was originally built as a double ended ferry however after one propellor fell off and she went faster she was rebuilt as a single ender.

She was the first Sydney ferry to have electric lighting.

In 1913 she was converted to a lighter and her eventual fate remains unknown.


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