Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
150164 1921 Drake David Ltd Sydney 239 110 26.8 9.2 Sunk Bass Stait 1958

Built as a wooden auxiliary ketch-rigged steamship and registered Sydney 1921 for use on Sydney Harbour and named Narrabeen. Came to Phillip Island & Westernport in and from 1928-32. Owned and registered Melbourne February 1933 by William Holyman & Sons Pty Ltd., and engaged in the Bass Strait Islands trade until sold to Adelaide interests (Freighters Ltd) in May 1948.

Her steam engine and boilers were removed, a diesel engine fitted and she was re-rigged and renamed Merilyn.

Sailed from Altona Victoria for Hobart, in fog, ran into rocks at the north-eastern end of Goose Island, Furneaux Group, Bass Strait 24th November 1958. Crew of seven landed safely on Goose Island. The cargo included 18 tons of explosives (gelignite), and as it was considered too dangerous to even attempt to salvage the vessel, she was blown up on 4 December 1958




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