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Name: CHEVIOT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/07/1870
Completed: 09/1870
Builder: Charles Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 228
Dimensions: 1226grt, 764nrt, 230.2 x 32.2 x 17.5ft
Engines: CI2cyl (30 & 52 x 36ins), 120nhp
Engines by: T Clark & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw and rigged as a Schooner
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 63648
History:
09/1870 Watts, Milburn & Co, London
1873 J Laughlan & J Gunn, Cardiff
1876 Foley & Co, London
1876 W Howard Smith & Sons Ltd, Melbourne
20/10/1887 Wrecked
Comments: 1877: Refitted at Sydney to carry passengers as well as cargo
for the Melbourne to Sydney and Newcastle service
19/10/1887: Wrecked near Point Nepean after being blown ashore and breaking in two, with a loss of 36 souls
breaking in two, with a loss of 35 - 37 passengers and crew.


Description courtesy of the Heritage Council of Victoria