Kirrule








Kirrule


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1910
Builder :
Morrison & Sinclair Ltd
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
258 tons
Dimensions :
140.10 x 30.10 x 10.75 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
1080
Speed :
13 knots

Kirrule was one of three identical sister ferries of the Kubu class. These ferries were the second largest type of inner harbour vessels and were built in response to the booming North Shore trade.

Along with Kubu and the older Kookooburra she operated a succesful sideline in the 1920's as a harbour excursion vessel.

After the reformation of the inner harbour fleet by the Sydney Harbour Trust Board in 1951she was laid up pending a decision to convert her to diesel operation. This did not happen and she was broken up in 1953.


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