Northern Firth

New South Wales

Willowpark was a cargo steamer laid down by Grangemouth Dockyard, and was launched in 1922 for the Scottish company Denholm Shipping Company in Glasgow. She was sold in October 1930 to North British Shipping Company in Australia and renamed Northern Firth. Under a journey from Melbourne to Sydney loaded with alcohol and general cargo she hit ground outside B    rush Island 21. February 1932. The engine room flooded and orders to abandon ship was given. A few days later some of her cargo and inventory was salvaged, but the ship was written of as a total loss. The wreck has been totally broken up by the shallow depth and tidal waves, and her few scattered remains including the steam boiler rest today down to a depth of 10 to 25 meter.

Former names:
Northern Firth
280,0 x 42,0 19,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1931 grt
Grangemouth ( UK ) 1922
( AU )

35°31'34.7"S 150°24'55.6"E

Last updated: November 2018