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Name: SURAT
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 07/03/1863
Completed: 1863
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 125
Dimensions: 1000nrt, 201.5 x 32.1 x 21.7ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a Ship
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 45879
History:
31/03/1863 Shallcross & Co, Liverpool
01/01/1874 Wrecked
Comments: 31/12/1873: Struck a submerged reef near Catlins River NZ, but floated clear
01/01/1874: Developed a major leak & deliberately run ashore to prevent sinking
Later became a total wreck on the beach, now called Surat Bay, New Zealand
On a voyage from Gravesend to Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand
Cargo of railway iron and 271 x emigrants from the UK. No lives lost.


Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green