Port Jackson







Port Jackson


Type :
Iron screw steamer
Launched  :
1883
Builder :
R S Sparrow and Company
Dunedin, New Zealand
Gross :
108 tons
Dimensions :
31.66 x 5.33 (metres)
Passenger capacity :
unknown
Speed :
unknown

Port Jackson was the last multi-purpose vessel built for the Manly service. As built, she was an iron hulled screw steamer similar to the Irresistible.

She was used by her owners as an ocean going tug and - as demand required - a Manly excursion boat. By 1898 she was no longer required by the Manly company and was sold along with Irresistible and Commodore to a Newcastle tug company.

She sunk after burning on May 25th, 1893 and was raised and rebuilt.

For the remainder of her life she worked both Sydney and Newcastle harbours and was wrecked near Catherine Hill Bay on her way from Newcastle to Sydney on February 12th, 1910.


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