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Name: BLACKBIRD also seen as BLACK BIRD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/06/1863
Completed: 1863
Builder: C Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 113
Dimensions: 665grt, 531nrt, 196.4 x 28.2 x 16.7ft
Engines: 2cyl (36 & 36 x 30ins), 80nhp
Engines by: R Morrison & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw and rigged as a 3 masted barque
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 48407
History:
1863 Grice, Sumner & Co, Melbourne
1874 Registered at Sydney
1876 Capt A Campbell et al, Sydney
02/06/1878 Wrecked
Comments: Placed on the Adelaide to Melbourne route
02/06/1878: Wrecked on the Ninety Mile Beach near Port Albert, Victoria