|Wooden screw steamer
|Morrison & Sinclair Ltd
|Gross weight :
|140.00 x 30.10 x 10.80 (feet)
|Passenger capacity :
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