Herald

New South Wales

The paddle steamer Herald was built in Govan by Randolph, Elder & Company in 1854, and sent in pieces to Australia where she was assembled in 1855. She operated in various roles as both a ferry and a tug boat. 1. April 1884 while she laid at anchor outside Sydney, the steam boiler exploded and ripped her hull open. She disappeared in the deep soon after.  The wreck was located in 2013, and rest today on a depth of 25 meter outside North Head in Sydney harbor.


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Herald

74,7 x 12,8 x 5,7 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
41 grt
Govan ( UK ) 1854
Sydney ( AU )

Picture: The Paddle steamer Herald
Courtesy of Clydeships