New South Wales

Bega was a cargo and passenger steamer built by Russel & Company in Greenock in Scotland, and was launched in 1883 for Illawara & South Coast Steam Navigation Company in Sydney. Under a journey from Tathra to Sydney loaded with livestock, passengers and general goods that included an amount of gold, she capsized and sank outside Tanja Beach 5. April 1908. One passenger lost his life under the evacuation of the sinking vessel. The wreck was found in October 2004 and rest today on a depth of 71 to 76 meter.

Former names:

57,7 x 7,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
567 grt
Greenock ( UK ) 1883
Sydney ( AU )

Last updated: October 2020