Karingal







Karingal


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1913
Builder :
Morrison & Sinclair Ltd
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
106 tons
Dimensions :
104.10x 25.20 x 9.10 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
608
Speed :
11 knots/9 knots after 1937

Karingal was a near sister to Karabee. Like her sister she too survived the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.

Karingal was the second of the K class boats to be converted to diesel. Karabee was the first in 1936, Karingal followed the year after. The conversion from steam to diesel resulted in both vessels running at a slower speed.

In 1984 Karabee sank at Circular Quay. This was the impetus to remove from service the remaing wooden ferries. Karingal was sold to Melbourne concerns and set out for her new home. She never made it, sinking in Bass Strait.


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