Kiandra







Kiandra


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1911
Builder :
Morrison & Sinclair Ltd
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
257 tons
Dimensions :
140.00 x 30.10 x 10.80 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
1101
Speed :
13 knots

Kiandra was a sister vessel to Kirrule & Kubu. These three vessels were the second largest inner harbour ferries built (Kuttabul & Koompartoo being the largest). The three sisters were referred to as the 'Kubu class'.

Kiandra tangled with the fast Manly ferry Curl Curl on the 30th April 1930. Curl Curl (being made of steel) suffered no damage, Kiandra was pulled from service with extensive damage to her sponson along one side. As was often the case, the wooden ferries proved no match to the steel Manly monsters.

During the 1920's Kiandra and her sisters were used by Sydney Ferries Limited on harbour cruises and proved popular in this role.

She was sold and broken up in 1953, yet another victim of the declining ferry trade in the years following the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


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