Adolphus (1852)

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History
Name: Adolphus
Owner: Mr Metcalf
Port of registry: Sydney
Ship registration number: 135/1854
Ship official number: 32306
Builder: Unknown Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Completed: 1852
Fate: Wrecked 29 November 1866
General characteristics
Type: Wood Brigantine
Tonnage: 121 GT
Displacement: 121 NT
Length: 22.98  m
Beam: 5.669  m
Draught: 3.048  m
Installed power: NA
Ship primary use: Transport
Ship industry:
Ship passenger capacity: Unknown

The Adolphus was a wooden brigantine that was wrecked on the rocks west of Pier Head at Wollongong harbour in New South Wales on 29 November 1866. The ship was carrying coal from Wollongong to Sydney under the command of Captain William Kean. There were no casualties, but the vessel was lost. The wreck has not been located, but the approximate coordinates are 34°25′08″S 150°54′26″E / 34.4189°S 150.9071°E / -34.4189; 150.9071Coordinates: 34°25′08″S 150°54′26″E / 34.4189°S 150.9071°E / -34.4189; 150.9071.

Further reading[edit]

Online Database's
Australian National Shipwreck Database[1]
Australian Shipping - Arrivals and Departures 1788–1968 including shipwrecks [2]
Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks - New South Wales Shipwrecks [3]

Books

  • Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast. By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995 Oceans Enterprises. 1993 ISBN 978-0-646-11081-3.
  • Australian Shipwrecks - vol1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2, Call number 910.4530994 BAT
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 2 1851–1871 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Sydney. Reed, 1980 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 3 1871–1900 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Geelong Vic: List Publishing, 1982 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 4 1901–1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1987 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 5 Update 1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1991 910.4530994 LON

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