Cobra/Cobre







Cobra/Cobre


Type :
Iron paddlewheel steamer
Launched  :
1849
Builder :
T Hesselton
Swansea, Wales
Gross :
67 tons/91 tons after 1853
Dimensions :
83.20 x 13.50 x 8.90 (feet)
98.80 x 13.60 x 8.90 (feet) after 1853
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
unknown

Originally built as an iron hulled tug, in 1853 she was lengthened and placed on the embryonic Manly service. She operated on the harbour until 1873 when she was sold to a Newcastle tug business run by John Dalton.

She commenced her new life on Newcastle harbour  in June of 1874.
She gave 43 years service as a tug in Newcastle. At the age of 67, she was broken up and scrapped.

Her registered name was Cobre but she was known as Cobra when in the Manly service.


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