Lady Ferguson






Lady Ferguson

Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
1914
Builder :
David Drake Ltd
Balmain, NSW
Gross weight :
95 tons
Dimensions :
110.00 x 24.30 x 9.00 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
544
Speed :
10 knots/11 knots after 1936

Lady Ferguson was a sister ship to the Ladies Chelmsford, Denman, Edeline and Scott.

She was one of the four Lady boats that survived both the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932 and the reformation of the ferry service in the early 1950's.

By the mid 70's she was in poor condition and ready to be retired. Fate intervened with the collapse of the Derwent Bridge in Hobart in 1975. Along with Kosciusko, she was towed to Hobart to assist in the "re-joining" of the divided city. However, on her arrival, she was deemed to be in such a poor state of  repair that she was not used.

She was broken up in Hobart in 1977.


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