Rose II


Type :
Wooden screw steamer
Launched  :
Builder :
N Joubert
Hunters Hill, NSW
Gross weight :
80 tons
Dimensions :
80.50 x 22.40 x 7.80 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
Speed :
10 knots

The second vessel to bear the name Rose was built by the Joubert family for their Lane Cove River operations. She was the second last new ferry built for that service.

With the consolidation of the Balmain & Parramatta River companies in the late 1890's she went to the Balmain New Ferry Company and remained servicing the Lane Cove environs.

In 1917 BNFC sold out to Sydney Ferries Ltd. The new company cut back many of the Parrramatta and Lane Cove River services, however, Rose remained due to her relatively large capacity and young age.

On the evening of April 4th, 1927 she was tied up at Balmain along with Una and the big river ferry Bronzewing. A fire started aboard Una and quickly spread to the other two ferries. Bronzewing was saved but the other two vessels were destroyed.