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Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
101707 1892

Wm Doxford & Sons

3283 340 43 25

Sold 1912

Blown ashore 1922

Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1896
Capt Murdoch McDonald - Master 1907

The fourth of Currie's steamers was built by Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd.

1892 September 24th - Launched.
   
1893 March 22nd - Left the Tyne on her maiden voyage, UK-Madras-Calcutta-Australia Under the command of Commodore-Master Capt John Curry.
   
1895 October 12, caught fire 9 days out from Singapore bound for Australia. The fire was extinguished and she proceeded to Adelaide.
   
1912 Sold to the Government of Western Australia and renamed Kwinana.
   
1920 Burnt out at Canarvon, Western Australia 25/12.
   
1921 Towed to Fremantle in March and later dismantled.
   
1922 Hulk blown ashore in Careening Cove Western Australia (now known as Kwinana Beach) and broke up.
   
1941 Bulk of remains demolished by explosives.
   

 

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