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Name: COURIER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/09/1887
Completed: 09/1887
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 131
Dimensions: 728grt, 223nrt, 220.8 x 30 x 12.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 46 & 73 x 36ins), 320nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 95231
History:
06/1887 Huddart, Parker & Co Pty, Melbourne
Q4/1927 Broken up
Comments: 11/1927: Sold to ship breakers Morris & Watts
Stripped of all valuable metals, (copper, brass, etc) fittings and engines
29/03/1928: Towed through Port Phillip Heads. Explosive charges in place, her innards were blown apart and she slipped gracefully beneath the waves of Bass Strait.
Now a popular diving attaction.


Above photo copyright of Allan Green Collection

Above photo courtesy of The Engineer