Courier was laid down by Swan & Hunter Ltd in England, and was launched in 1887 for the Australian company Huddart Parker & Company in Melbourne. She served for decades in the excursion trade around the Port Philip area. In 1927 she was sold to a scrapping company in Melbourne who stripped her of any valuable parts. The hull was scuttled 29. March 1928 at the Ships Graveyard outside Melbourne city. The battered remains of her rest today on a depth of 36 to 43 meter outside Point Lonsdale.

Former names:

67,3 x 9,1 x 3,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
768 grt
( UK ) 1887
Melbourne ( AU )
38°19'29.3"S 144°34'55.2"E

Picture: Courier
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Last updated: August 2014