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This listing includes those vessel with some connection to Australia, that they have visited on a regular or intwrmitent basic, that have been lost outside of Australian waters, and not on the Australian Run (a separate listing), nor in the Pacific (a separate listing), and not lost at War (a separate listing). The vessels may or may not have been enroute to or from Australia.

None specific, although Bateson [AS1] provides quite a few entries.
[134 records]

Associated links:  AUSTRALIA RUN     PACIFIC OCEAN

Abercromby. Two masted schooner, 144 tons. Built at Brockware, Gloucester, UK, 1827; reg. Melbourne 7/1843. Lbd 73.6 x 21.4 x 12.4 ft. From Melbourne to Mauritius, then to Reunion with rice, wrecked in a hurrican off St.Pierre, Bourbon (Reunion), in the Indian Ocean, 30 June 1845. Crew saved. [AS1]

Aberdeenshire. Barque. From Sydney to China, encountered a typhoon in the South China Sea, and disappeared, obviously foundered with all hands. [AS1]

Active. Brig. Formerly owned by the London Missionary Society. Presumed to be found unseaworthy and condemned, broken up, circa 1826. [AS1]

Adventure. British sloop. Under command of James Cook, on his second voyage to the South Seas, 1773. [HH2]

Ann and Mary. Brig, 171 tons. Built at Hamilton, Bermuda, 1826; reg. London, reg. Sydney on 29 April 1839. Master William Richards. Wrecked at th Chatham Islands when she broke free from her moorings in heavy weather, 18 June 1839. No loss of lifee. [AS1]

Anna. Iron barque. Danish owned. Originally Vanguard (qv), then the German vessel Carl. Wrecked on the Parapato bar in the Mozambique Channel, 18 July 1904.

Argus. Steamship, 2792 tons. Built 1889. A.Currie Line. Sold to Asian interests. Sunk China Sea, August 1905.  [DG]

Astoria. Full rigged ship. See Ben Nevis.

Ayrshire. Steamship, 7501 tons. Built 1903. Scottish Shire Line. Destroyed by fire and sunk near Ceylon, December 1926.  [DG]

Barrabool. Steamship. Involved in rescue - see steamship Paparoa, lost South Atlantic, 1926.  [DG]

Ben Nevis. Fully rigged ship, 1061 tons. Built Nova Scotia 1852 for the White Star Line. Lbd 218 x 34-6 x 21 ft. Made her first passage to Australia in 1852, arriving at Melbourne with six hundred passengers. Bought by Norwegian interests in 1898 and renamed Astoria. Dismasted and abandoned after being set on fire in the Atlantic, 1912. [LC]

Betsey. Schooner, 75 tons. Master William Brooks. Wrecked on a reef in the China Sea when bound from Macao to Sydney, 21 November 1805. Eight crew on a raft perished. Five others in the jollyboat made the Philippines where the master and a crew member were killed. The mate, Edward Luttrell and two crew made their escape, only to be attacked again by Malays, with one crew member being killed, the remaining two men captured. They lived s slaves till April 1806 when they were taken to Malacca and presumably released. [AS1]

Boveric. Steamer. Howard Smith Co. With 965 horses on board for the Boer War, she left Sydney for Durban on 14 March 1902. In heavy weather, she lost her propeller, thus leaving her drifting in the souther Indian Ocean The chief officer and two or three crew volunteered to sail a small lifeboat back to Fremantle. After forty days the steamer Narrung, enroute to Durban,  responded to distress signals and turned about to tow the stricken Boveric to Fremantle, a distance of 876 miles. Meanwhile the first officer and his crew were picked up just ten miles from Fremantle by the steamer Willyama, after a voyage of twenty-six days. The Boveric was repaired and resumed her journey - with the loss of only fifty-two horses.  Later, her name waas changed to Cycle, and she changed hands. [DG]

Braq. Dutch vessel. See Limmen.

Briton. Ship. Carrying troops from Sydney to India, wrecked in a gale in the Andaman Archipelago, 12 November 1844. No loss of life. [AS1]

C.B.Pedersen. Four-master. Launched Pertusola, Italy, 1891, as the Emmamuele Accame. Named changed several times; to C.B.Pedersen when owned by A.Pedersen of Gothenburg, Sweden. Afetr World War 1, she entered the Australian grain trade. Sunk after a collision, 1937. [LC]

Calder. Brig, 200 tons. Captain Peter Dillion. Left Sydney on 19 March 1825, arrived Valparaiso on 11 June. Soon after, a gale came up, which put her ashore, wrecked. [AS1]

Caledonien. Steamship, 4233 tons. Built 1882. Messageries Maritimes Co. Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 June 1917. [DG]

Camden. Barque, 432 tons. Built London, 1799. Master Valentine Ryan. From Sydney to Surabaja, wrecked on a rock in the Starits of Madura, thirty miles from her destination, 8 August 1836. [AS1]

Cape Packet. Ship, 210 tons. Built at Durham, UK, 1823. Lbd 83.1 x 24.3 x 5.6 ft. Master Charles Powell. Out of Sydney, was captured by natives, looted and burnt at New Georgia or Morovo Island, Solomons, 1844. The crew, over twenty men, were massacred and served up in a feast. Only three Maoris and a Sandwich islander escaped the carnage. [AS1]

Carl. Iron barque. German owners. Originally Vanguard (qv), and later the Danish vessel Anna. Wrecked on the Parapato bar in the Mozambique Channel, 18 July 1904.

Castle Bank. Barque, 1656 tons. Built 1894. Lost between New South Wales and Valparaiso,1896  [LAH]

Castle Rock. Ship, 1912. Built 1892. Lost between Sydney and Seattle, USA, 1908  [LAH]

Caswell. Barque, 517 tons. Built 1875. Lost between New South Wales and Manila, 1899.   [LAH]
Also listed:
Caswell. Barquentine. Lost from Newcastle to Ecuador, February 1899.  [SAN]

Cecilia. Barque. Returned some crew of the werecked brig Porter, from manila to Sydney, 1842. [AS1]

Champion of the Seas. Fully rigged ship, 2447 tons - the largest ship in the world when launched. Black Ball line. Lbd 252 x 45-6 x 29 ft. Make her first voyage to Australia in 1854. Foundered off Cape Horn, 1877. [LC]

Chevreuil. French vessel. Took off Captain ‘Bully’ Forbes and his crew from the stricken vessel Hastings, off South Africa, 28 December 1859. [CWR]

Chusan. Steamer, 699 tons. P.& O. Company. Ran a branch mail service between China and Sydney in 1852, then succeeded by the steamer Madras. [WL]

City of New York. American steamer. Owned by Pacific Mail Company, operating in the Australia trade. [WL]

City of San Francisco.  American steamer. Owned by Pacific Mail Company, operating in the Australia trade. [WL]

Colima. American iron screw steamer, 2906 tons. Owned by Pacific Mail Company, operating in the Australia trade. [WL]

Cycle. Steamer. See Boveric.

Cygnet. Buccaneer ship, onw which William Dampier sailed across the Pacific to the Philippines. Eventually reaching England, he wrote a book A New Voyage Round the World which so influenced the Admiralty that he was given command of a Royal Navy vessel in 1699, called the Roebuck, with which he epxlorted New Holland. [HH2]

Cyprus. Brig. Captain Harrison. Sailed from Hobart on 5 August 1829 with prisoners and supplies for Macquarie Harbour (west coast Tasmania), captured in Recherche Bay and sailed to New Zealand. Sailors not part of the mutiny were put ashore at Recherche Bay. The Cyprus made New Zealand, then Friendly Isles (Fiji), and to the coast near Yokohama, where the Japanese forbid them to land. By now the vessel was in poor shape, and before several mutineers deserted to a Chinese junk off Formosa (Taiwan), they bored holes in the hull of the brig  to make sure she sank. Convict William Swallow was the ringleader ws later captured and tried, and returned to Hobart to complete his sentences. [#NH]

Dacca. Steamship, 3909 tons. Built 1881. British-India Co. Wrecked Red Sea, 16 May 1890.  [DG]

Donald Mackay. Fully rigged ship, 2486 tons. Built 1855 for the Black Ball Line.  Lbd 266 x 46.3 x 29.5 ft. Made many voyages to Australia, her best 24 hour run being 421 nautical miles. Converted to a coal hulk in 1890. [LC]

Dorunda. RMS, 3136 tons. Built 1875. British-India Co. Wrecked on Portuguese coast, September 1894. [DG]

Elbe. Steamship, 5000 tons. Norddeutscher Lloyd Line. Traded frequently to Australia. Sunk in a collission in the North Sea, 2 February 1894. Three hundred and seventy-five drowned. [DG]

Emmamuele Accame. See C.B.Pedersen.

Emu. British brig, 220 tons. Commanded by Lieutenant Bisset. Captured by the American privateer Holkar during the Britsih-American war of 1812-1814, before it could reach Australia, to supplement the depleated shipping then under Governor Lachlan Macquarie. [HH2],[HH1]

Falcon. Barque, 291 tons. Built Sunderland, UK, 1834. From Sydney for Manila, wrecked off the island of Panay, Philippines, 15 November 1849. No loss of life. [AS1]
Bateson does not positively confirm the details of the vessel.

Francis. British Colonial schooner. Commandered by Matthew Flinders in his explorations around the south-easter coast of Australia, late 1790s. [HH2]

Futami Maru. Steamship, 8600 tons. Built 1898. N.Y.K.Line. Wrecked near China, August 11900.  [DG]

Geelong. Steamship, 7954 tons. Built 1904. Formely Lund Line, then P.& O. Co. Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea when collided with a vessel carrying no lights, which was in accord with Admiralty orders, 1916.  [DG]

Golden Age. Steamship, 2864 tons. Left New York for London in September 1853, then on to Melbourne. [WL]

Golden Age. Wooden paddle steamer, 2864 tons. Built New York, launched 1852. Owned by the New York and Australian Steam Steam Navigation Company. She could carry 1200 passengrs in three classes. Sailed on 28 September 1853 from New York to Liverpool, where she loaded cargo and passengers for  the gold-fields in Australia. Her passage of fifty-three days was excellent, and she arrived in Melbourne on 20 February 1854, and Sydney three days later. Governor C.J. LaTrobe took passage in her from Melbourne to Syney on 5 May 1854. She then went on to Panama. Her voyage was in principle to determine the viability of steam travel across the Pacific, consideration of coaling ports being of prime interest. The Golden Age did not return to Australia, and after a time as one of the Pacific Mail Company’s vssels, was sold in the 1870s to the Mitsu- Bishi Steam Navigation Company and renamed Hiroshima Maru, and continued running til 1882. [WL]

Granada. American iron screw steamer, 2572 tons. Owned by Pacific Mail Company, operating in the Australia trade. [WL]

Guiana. Barque. From Adelaide to Mautitius, caught in a current, wrecked at Trouaux Biches, Port Louis, Mauritius, 25 June 1846. No lives lost. [AS1]

Guthrie. Steamship, 2338 tons. Built 1884. Formerly E.& A. Line. Sold, subsequently lost in China Sea.  [DG]

Harbinger. Brig. See Norfolk.

Hastings. Vessel type not recorded, but probably ship. The next command of Captain James Nicol ‘Bully’ Forbes, after his dramatic loss of the Schomberg off the western Victoria coast in 1855. Abandoned in a poor condition, and sinking, off Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 28 December 1859. Captain and crew taken off by the French vessel Chevreuil. A gale finished off the Hastings. [CWR]

Heemskerck. Dutch vessel. In 1642, one of two ships (the other Zeehaan) under the command of Abel Janszoon Tasman, discovered and named Van Diemen’s land (later Tasmania), then went on to discover New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji before returning to Batavia from the north via the Solomons and New Guinea. [HH2]

Hiroshima Maru. See wooden paddle steamer Goden Age.

Isabella. Barque, 323 tons. Built Whitby, UK, 1827. Reg. London. Arrived in Sydney with convicts on 24 July 1840. Master Alexander McAusland. From Sydney to Manila, wrecked on a reef off the Caroline Islands, 30 January 1841. The crew reached Manila safely after twenty-seven days in the boats. [AS1]
Bateson makes mention of the brig William Woolley, which may have been involvd in the rescue of the master and an apprentice.

James Laing. Ship, 418 tons. Built at Stockton, UK, 1818; reg. London, then Sydney 10/1839. Lbd 107.6 x 29.7 x 5.7 ft. From Sydney to China, wrecked during a typhoon on an island to the north-west of the entrance to Hong Kong harbour, 21 July 1841. Twelve lives lost.

John Bell. Brig. Captain Fraser. In 1875 on Cape York, rescued, or rather captured, a survivor from the French vessel St. Paul, wrecked in the Louisiade Archipelago, eastern PNG in 1858. Twelve year old Narcisse Pelletier had lived with the aborigine people for seventeen year. See St. Paul. [HH2]

John. Sloop, 37 tons. Built on the Macleay River, 1838; reg. Sydney 38/1842. Lbd 433.8 x 14.1 x 7.9 ft. Master Andrew Steel. Wrecked in the Marianas, July 1842. [AS1]

Kashmir. Steamship. Collided with and sank the steamship Otranto in the Irish Sea, October 1918. Great loss of life.  [DG]

Kina. Steamship, 1122 tons. Built 1894. U.S.S.Co. Dismantled and sunk, April 1925. [DG]

Kobenhavn. Steel five-masted barque, auxiliary diesel, 3965 tons. Sail training vessel. Built Leith, Scotland, 1921. Lbd 354 x 49 x 28-7 ft. Her overall length was 430 ft. School ship of the Danish East Asiatic Company. Captain Hans Ferdinand Andersen. Lost in 1928, or early 1929. Sailed from Buenos Aires for Australiain 14 December 1928, and simply disappeared ‘without leaving as much as a an identifiable splinter behind her, or the bones of of one of her forty-five boys’. Her total crew was sisty. She had long-range radio equipment on board, but there was no SOS. This was a magnificent vessel, beautifully finished, with all modern equipment available at the time. She did many trips to Australia on several circumnavigations of the world. Her disappearance resulted in a massive search with a dozen or so ships retracing her route across the Atlantic, round Cape of Good Hope, and far south into Antarctic waters. Some vessels visited the isolated islands of the southern Indian Ocean, searching for wreckage or castaways. Nothing was ever found. An inquiry found that whatever happened, did so quickly, with no time for an SOS. An iceberg was mentioned. [#VPM]

Lady Nugent. Ship, convict transport. Built at Bombay 1813.  [LPA]

Langton Grange. Steamship, 5852 tons. Built 1896. Houlder Bros. Wrecked on the coast of Pembrokeshire, broke up amidships, 5 August 1909.  [DG]

Lawhill. Four-masted steel barque, 2816 tons. Built Dundee, UK, 1892. Lbd 317.4 x 45 x 25.2 ft. Siezed as a war prize in 1942 and lost from neglect. [LC]

Levuka. Steamship, 6129 tons. Built 1910. A.U.S.N.Co. Sold to Brazilian Government and renamed Dom Pedro II. Wrecked off South American coast, 1927.  [DG]

Limmen. Dutch vessel. One of three ships (the others Zeemeeu and Braq) under the command of Abel Janszoon Tasman, who in 1643 examined the coastline of the Gulf of carpentaria amd Arnhem Land to determine if there was a seaway through to the Pacific. [HH2]

Lively. Cutter. Captain G. Avery. Wrecked at Mackays island, in the Falklands, August 1832. In company with the schooner Tula, the Lively was sent to investigate the whaling and sealing enterprises in the Southern Ocean. They parted company in a storm. The cutter put in to Port Phillip in April 1831 after a terrible journey from England, having been locked in the southern ice for five months during which all the crew were lost except for the captain, one seaman and a boy. They made shore to recouperate, during which time the cutter parted her cable, drifted and came ashore. It was found a fortnight later, refloated, and sailed to Hobart where the Tula was waiting. [AS1]

Loch Carron. Built 1885. Loch Line of Glasgow. Collided with Inverskip 1904, resulting in £30,000 damages against Loch Line. Sold to Norwegian owners 1912; sunk in collision at sea 1915. [CWR]

Loch Earn. Built 1869. Loch Line of Glasgow. Collided with Ville de Havre in mid-Atlantic 1873. Both ships lost with 2261ives.  [CWR]

Loch Etive. Built 1877. Loch Line of Glasgow. Joseph Conrad was one of her officers. Sold to French owners 1911; ultimately became a coal hulk. [CWR]

Loch Fyne. Built 1876. Loch Line of Glasgow. Not seen after leaving New Zealand for England 1883. [CWR]

Loch Garry. Built 1875. Loch Line of Glasgow. Sold to Italian owners and broken up 1911. [CWR]

Loch Katrine. Built 1869. Loch Line of Glasgow. Sold to Australian owners 1910 and used as coastal collier. Ended her days as a coal hulk in Rabaul Harbour, New Britain. [CWR]

Loch Loggan. Built 1872. Loch Line of Glasgow. Formerly the America. Dsappeared at sea 1878. [CWR]

Loch Lomond. Built 1870.Loch Line of Glasgow. Lost en route Newcastle, NSW, to Lyttelton, New Zealand, 1908. [CWR]

Loch Maree. Built 1873. Loch Line of Glasgow. Last seen leaving Bass Strait west-bound 1881. [CWR]

Loch Moidart. Loch Line of Glasgow. Built 1881. Wrecked on the Dutch coast, 1890. [CWR]

Loch Ness. Built 1869. Loch Line of Glasgow. Converted into a coal hulk 1910; towed to sea and sunk by gunfire, 1926. [CWR]

Loch Nevis. Built 1894. The last vessel built for the Loch Line. Seriously damaged by fire 1900; sold to German owners, again damaged by fire. Remained a hulk till converted to steam in 1919 by Argentina; destroyed by fire off Patagonian coast 1922.  [CWR]

Loch Rannoch. Built 1869. Loch Line of Glasgow. Sold to Norwegian owners 1907. Sold to German owners in 1910 and broken up. [CWR]

Loch Ryan. Built 1877. Loch Line of Glasgow. Purchased by Australian Commonwealth Line and renamed John Murray. Wrecked Maldon Island 1918. [CWR]

Loch Shiel. Built 1877. Loch Line of Glasgow. Wrecked on Thome Rocks, Milford Haven, 1901. [CWR]

Loch Sunart. Built 1878. Loch Line of Glasgow. Wrecked off coast of Ireland, 1879. [CWR]

L’Aimable Sofia. Spanish vessel, seized as a prize in 1797 and renamed Du Buc. [TS1]

L’Etoile. French storeship. Sailed with La Boudeuse, Commandered by Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville; crossed the Pacific by way of Strait of Magellan reaching Tahiti, Samoa, New Hebrides and the eastern coast of New Holland, 1768. [HH2]

Martha. Brig, 121 tons. Built Topsham, Devon, UK, 1835; reg. Sydney on 17 February 1837. With twenty-five emigrants, sailed from Sydney for the Cape of Good Hope on 4 May 1845, wrecked in a gale at Mossel Bay, South Africa, 30 August 1845. Crew and passengers all saved. [AS1]

Mary. Ship, 250 tons. Built at Bermuda, 1827; reg. London 234/1830, reg. Sydney  11 March 1837, reg. Sydney 42/1838. Lbd 89.2 x 25.9 x 5.3 ft. Master John Stein. Wrecked in a hurricane on one of the Laughlan or Nada islands, off the New Guinea coast, about thirty-five miles east of Woodlark Island, 12 December 1840. Six lives lost. The remaining crew reached shore and over nine months, built a schooner. They were about to leave when the natives attacked, killing the captain and three others. The survivors reached Woodlark island eight days later, where another fourteen were killed by natives. The sole suvivor, William Valentine,  was kept a prisoner but managed to escape and reached a friendly tribe. He was taken to the brig Tigress. [AS1]

Matura. Steamship, 6888 tons. Built 1896. N.Z.S.Co. Wrecked Straits of Magellan, 12 January 1898.  [DG]

Mona. Barque, 190 tons. Captain  P.Sayers. From Sydney, passed through Endevour Strait, Great barrier Reef in company with schooner deborah and barque Eagle, but grounded on a coral bank, 21 August 1846. She was refloated and arrived at Algoa Bay, South Africa, 17 October 1846. She left on 28 October, ran into a gale, returned, anchored, parted her cables and went aashore becoming a total wreck. [AS1]

Moresby. Steamship, 1763 tons. Built 1881. Owned by Burns, Philip & Co. Sold. Torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean Sea, November 1916.  [DG]

Narrung. Steamer. Involved in rescue - see steamer Boveric, Indian Ocean, 1902.

Oceana. Royal Mail steamer, 6603 tons. Built 1887. P. & O. Co. Sank after collision with the barque Pisagua, in English Channel, near Beachy Head, 16 March 1912. Several lives lost.  [DG]

Oceanien. Steamship, 4260 tons.Built 1884. Messageries Maritimes Co. Sunk in the English Channel, 24 September 1916. [DG]

Odin. Barque. Sailed from Stockholm for Launceston with general cargo on 10 October 1884, but failed to arrive. [TS1]

Oratava. (Orotava). Schooner, 91 tons. Built Northam, Southampton, UK, 1826; reg. Sydney 1841 and in 1845, both as a schooner, then 1846 as a brigantine. Master F.C.Crew. Wrecked on Ougtong Java, 4 November 1847. No loss of life. [AS1]

Orowaiti. Steamship, oil tanker, 6684 tons. Built 1911. U.S.S.Co. Wrecked during a fog on the Californian coast, 12 August 1924.  [DG]

Pamir. Four-masted auxiliary barque. Foundered in the South Atlantic with the loss of eighty-one lives, 21 September 1957.  [TS2]

Papanui. Steamship, 6582 tons. Built 1899. N.Z.S.Co. Sold. Destroyed by fire and scuttled near St. Helena, September 1911.  [DG]

Paparoa. Steamship,. 6563 tons. uilt 1899.  N.Z.S.Co. Sold. Destroyed by fire and scuttled, South Atlantic, 17 March 1926. Crew rescued by steamship Barrabool.  [DG]

Ponape. Finnish four-masted barque. Mentioned inrelation tot he disappearance of the Danish five- masted barque Kobenhavn. [VPM]

Port Kembla. Steamship, 8465 tons. Built 1920. Commonwealth and Dominion Line. Wrecked off San Salvador, July 1926.  [DG]

Porter. Brig, 251 tons. Built Liverpool, UK, 1824. Lb 93.5 x 16.9 ft. Reg. Auckland, 6/1841, transfered to Sydney on 26 November, 90/1841. Captain Hutchings. Sailed from Sydney for Manila on 19 December 1841, and totally wrecked on or near Palawan Island in the Philippines, 2 September 1842. The crew made the longboat and reached Manila; the captain and two crew returned to Sydney in the barque Cecilia. [AS1]

Prima Donna. Barque, 222/208 tons. Built London, 1839; reg. Liverpool. Captain C. Jones. From China to Hobart, apparently sank south of Java. She had left Lombok on 19 Septeember 1846, and five days later alongboat containing four Filipino member sof the crew arrived in Bali - all with a diffeent story as to how the barque had sunk. The longboat contained firearms, European clothing and silver, and it was believed that the men had mutineered and murdered the captain and officers. [AS1]

Richard Webb. Barque, 486/403 tons. . Built at redbridge, UK, 1840. From Sydney to Guam, wrecked  on an uncharted rock, near the southern Tiger Shoals, in the Flores Sea south of Celebes, 1842, probaly 13 or 14 May. Her crew reached Batavia in the longboat after thirteen days. [AS1]

Robert Henderson. Barque, 368 tons. Captain Toohig. Wrecked off San Francisco Heads, probably July or August 1850. All saved. She was on her return voyage to Australia, having conveyed 176 pasengers from Adelaide for the Californian goldfields. [AS1]
On 23 June 1850, ran aground on one of the Farallone Islands, off the entrance to San Francisco, during thick fog. She was soon refloated with little damage. [AS1]

Saracen. Barque 402 tons. Built Southampton, UK, 1812. Captain John Kenny. From Sydney to South America, wrecked on the coast of Chile, 31 March 1828. No loss of life, however the six passengers and crew of twenty-four suffered many hardships at the hands of natives, before recahing Valparaiso on 1 October 1828. [#AS1]

Shamrock. Steamship, 211 tons. Built 1840. A.S.N.Co. Sold in 1857 and left for China. Lost in the China Sea, 22 March 1860.  [DG]

Snipe. Vessel type not recorded. Possibly Captain Jameson. Sailed from Calcutta for Sydney in 1826 but did not make her destination. [AS1]

St.Paul. French vessel. Carrying 327 Chinese gold-seekers from Hong Kong to Sydney, hit a reef near Rossel Island on the eastern tip of the Louisade Archipelago, off the ‘tail’ of eastern Papua New Guinea, 30 September 1858. All safely ashore. The captain and nine white crew left in a boat and after a journey o some 1000 km made the Australian coast, leaving behind the ship’s twelve year old boy Narcisse Pierre Pelletier (Pellatier, Pallatier) who had wandered off alone, and was found and cared for by aborigines. He was ‘rescued’ by force in 1875 by Captain Fraser of the brig John Bell, and taken to  Somerset on Cape York, as a prisoner. Pelletier had no wish to leave his adopted people, but he was sent back to his native France. No longer regarding himself a Frenchman, he worked his passage back to Australia and rejoined his people. His shipmates were picked up at sea. The French vessel Styx was sent to Rossel Island to seek the Chinese but only one was found. [#HH2]

Stedcombe. Schooner. Attacked by pirates whilst at anchor off Louran, Timor, 1825; only one boy survived, captured by the pirates, and finally liberated by the arrival of the schooner Essington, 1839. The Stedcombe had been sent to search for the lost Lady Nelson. [#NH],[AS1 - brig]

Sterling. Barque, 358 tons. Built Bristol, 1831; reg. London. Captain May, or O’May. From Sydney on 30 September 1847, for Manila, wrecked on a small island some forty miles from Manila, 1847. [AS1]

Styx. French vessel. Involved in rescue - see French vessel St. Paul, wrecked in the Louisade Archipelago, eastern PNG, in 1858. [HH2]

Tannadice. Steamship, 2183 tons. Built 11881. Formerly E.& A. Line. Wrecked on the China coast, September 1895.  [DG]

Tellicherry. Ship, 467 tons. Built on the Thames, 1796. Captain Thomas Cuzens. Arrived in Sydney with convicts from London, 15 February 1806, and sailed for China to load tea for London on 6 April 1806, but was wrecked in the Straits of Apo (Mindoro Strait), Philippines, June 1806. No lives lost. [AS1]

Terra Nova. Brig, 167 tons. Built at Greenock, Scotland, 1824; reg. Glasgow, transfered to Sydney on 17 August, 50/1841. Master thomas Wiseman. From Sydney to Manila, wrecked in the Java Sea, 3 July 1842. Crew saved, making Surabaja in the longboat. [AS1]

Tigress. Brig. Involved in the rescue of the sole survivor from the ship Mary, lost off New Guinea, 1840.  [AS1]

Union. Ship, 250 tons; armed with two guns, crew of around fifty. Captain J.A. Schultz. Left Sydney end of April, early May, 1815, for Batavia and Calcutta; lost on the south coast of Java, June 1815. Crew saved. [AS1]

Vasco de Gama. American steamer. Owned by Pacific Mail Company, operating in the Australia trade. [WL]

Victoria. The only one of three ships that left Spain under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, himself killed in the Philippines in 1521, that returned home after circumnavigating the world, the first ship recognised to have done so. [HH2]

Viking. Four-master. Visited Geelong in May 1930, then Port Lincoln in November same year. Now preserved at Gothenburg, Sweden. [LC].

Willyama. Steamer. Involved in rescue - see steamer Boveric, Indian Ocean, 1902.


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