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Name: BALLINA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/02/1865
Completed: 08/06/1865
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 125
Dimensions: 300grt, 190nrt, 179.4 x 24.0 x 9.6ft
Engines: Steam, 80hp
Engines by:
Propulsion: Paddle, also rigged as a two masted brig
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 52707
History:
1865 James Alexander, London
1866 Clarence & Richmond River Steam Navigation Co Ltd; registered at Sydney, NSW
13/02/1879 Wrecked
Comments: Built with accommodation for 55 x passengers
1865: James Alexander was an agent for the Australian owners
1877: Collided with and sank the barque SYLPHIDE, without loss of life
13/02/1879: Ran aground whilst attempting to leave Port Macquarie
Became a total wreck when overnight storms broke the vessel's keel
1910: Wreckage partially dispersed by dynamite