Tuggerah

New South Wales

Tuggerah was a costal steamer built by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Scotland, and was launched in 1912 for the Australian company Wallarah Coal Company in Sydney. She was extensively used in both the southern and northern coalfield runs in Australia. Under a journey from Bulli to Sydney loaded with coal she capsized and sank outside Port Hacking 17. May 1919. She went down in a matter of minutes, and six men of her crew lost their lives in the accident. The battered remains of her rest today on her port side on a depth of 44 to 49 meter outside Wattamolla in Royal National Park.


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Tuggerah

186,3 x 28,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
749 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1912
Sydney ( AU )

GPS ( AUS66 ): 34º 08' 19.9" S 151º 09' 01.7" E
( Source: Michael McFadyen )


Last updated: March 2021