New Guinea

New South Wales,Australia

The steamer New Guinea was built by Doxford & Sons in Sunderland and launched in October 1884 for the company Mcilwraith in Melbourne. Under a journey from Melbourne to Sydney loaded with machines she hit ground at Disaster Bay 13.February 1911. She was broken down over time and in the 1960s salvage was done on the wreck. The remains rest today on a depth of 10 meter northwest of Green Cape lighthouse.

Former names:
New Guinea

298,5 x 39,0 x 23,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2674 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1884
Melbourne ( AU )

GPS (AUS66): 37º 15' 37"S 150º 02' 16"E
( Source: Michael McFadyen )

Picture: New Guinea
Courtesy of NSD Group

Last updated: April 2012