The steam tanker Llewellyn was built in Liverpool in England, and was launched in 1884. Under a journey from Rockhampton to Bowen loaded with general goods, she disappeared under a gale at Great Barrier Reef in July 1919. The last anyone heard from her was on 17.July when she left Cape Capricorn. All hands were lost and the actual number of casualties are unknown, and disputed. The wreck was located in 1997 by sport divers southeast of Bees Island, standing on her keel on a depth of 35 meter.

Former names:

34,1 x 5,8 x 2,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
160 grt
Liverpool ( UK ) 1884 Brisbane ( AU )

GPS: 21 00 50 S 149 30 39 E
( Source: Trimix Divers )

Picture: Llewellyn
Courtesy of Daily Mercury

Picture: the bow of the Llewellyn in 1997
Courtesy of David Leffman

Last updated: December 2020