Narrabeen I


Type :
Iron paddlewheel steamer
Launched  :
Builder :
Mort's Dock & Engineering Co Ltd
Balmain, NSW
Gross :
239 tons
Dimensions :
48.76 x 6.70 metres
Passenger capacity :
Speed :
13 knots

An iron hulled paddlewheel steamer, Narrabeen was the first of eight vessels to be built by Mort's for the Manly trade.

For the first 24 years of her life she operated as a passenger boat, however, by the time of the Balgowlah class vessels she was regarded as too small. In 1911 she was used only to carry cargo to and from Manly. She was sold in 1917 and hulked. Her ultimate fate is unknown.

Narrabeen was the last paddlewheeler built for the Manly trade and also the last Manly paddlewheeler withdrawn from service. She was not the last Manly paddlewheeler in passenger service however. That honour goes to Brighton.