Currajong

New South Wales

The Clarence was a combined sail and steamship laid down by T. Wingate & Company in Scotland, and was launched in August 1875 for Clarence & New England Steam Navigation Company. She was sold in 1883 and renamed Currajong, and a few sales followed before she sailed as a collier for Bellambi Coal Company in Sydney. Under a journey from the Southern Colleries to Sydney loaded with coal, she collided with the passenger steamer Wyreema who hit her in the port side outside Sydney harbor 8. March 1910. She disappeared in the deep, claiming the life of one man from her crew. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 22 to 27 meter, two hundred meter southeast of Bradleys Head.


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Currajong
The Clarence
222,0 x 30,0 x 15,0 f
     
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603 grt
Glasgow ( AU ) 1875
Sydney ( AU )

33°51'16.7"S 151°14'55.2"E

Last updated: February 2021