Lady Edeline





Lady Edeline

Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1913
Builder :
G A Washington
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
96 tons
Dimensions :
110.70 x 24.30 x 9.00 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
544
Speed :
11 knots/10 knots after 1936

Lady Edeline was the last wooden Lady vessel in government service on the harbour. She survived until 1984 when, after the Karrabee sank, all the older inner harbour ferries were retired.

Lady Edeline was unusual in that she had only one screw. This meant that at times she was pulled by her propellor and steering was somewhat problematical.

After being withdrawn from service, she was laid up in the "ships' graveyard" near the current Olympic site. Alone and abandoned she collapsed into the mud of the Parramatta River within a few years.


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