New South Wales,Australia

The paddle steamer Herald was built in Govan in 1854, and sent in pieces to Australia and assembled in 1855. She was put in service as a ferry and tug boat. 1.April 1884 while she laid at anchor outside Sydney, the steam boiler exploded and ripped her hull open. She sank not long after.  The wreck was found in 2013 on a depth of 25 meter approx 500 meter outside North Head in Sydney harbor.

Former names:

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

Picture: Paddle steamer Herald

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Built: Randolph, Elder & Co., Govan
Shipped in sections on S/S Queen of the seas
1855: Assembled, Sydney
1859: Evans & Partners, Sydney
1870: George Hall, Sydney
1881: C. Livie, Sydney
1881: John Blue, Sydney
1882: Samuel & Blue, Sydney