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Name Official number Flag IMO
PHOENIX    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1842  16/03/1842   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Wood Paddle Steamer 2 masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Sons, Greenock Westburn East   
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 / 240 nrt / 405 burthen 143.9 ft  21.6 ft  15.7 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Cape of Good Hope Steam Navigation Co, Cape Town  Cape Town   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1845 Phoenix Steam Navigation Co - mng William Billingsley, Cape Town
2/1853 Alex A Broadfoot & partners, Melbourne - reg Melbourne
3/1855 A Dawson, Melbourne - reg Sydney NSW
5/1855 Robert Towns & -- Darley, Sydney.  
Vessel history
5/1842 sailed Clyde for Cape Town
24/6/1842 grounded Bonavista, Cape Verde and put in to Porto Praia for temporary repairs
7/1842 returned to England
2/1843 arrived Cape Town from England - on coastal service
1845 on Cape Town-Port Elizabeth-Mossel Bay service
10/1852 sailed for Melbourne, for gold rush service, arrived 22/12/1852
23/6/1855 sailed Sydney for Singapore  
Remarks
45 passengers 
End year Fate / Status
1855  Wrecked 08/07/1855 
Disposal Detail
8/7/1855 wrecked off Ipili Rocks in the Prince of Wales Channel at the western approaches to Torres Strait (Melbourne for Singapore, mail and 5 passengers). Passengers and crew taken off and landed at Batavia.
16/10/1855 wreck sold 'as is' to Frith & Payton for £50. 
 

 



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