BEN LEDI 1868-1879

Description:

Iron Sailing Ship

Owner:

Watson Brothers of Glasgow Master: Captain John Boyd

Construction:

Iron

Sunk:

1879/12/16

Size:

1057 tons length 66.4m beam 10.5m draft 6.4m

Underwater:

The main site of the wreck of the Ben Ledi is located about 150m off-shore on a shelving reef in 2–6m of water. Some frames and plating show above water.

Built:

1868 by Barclay, Curle and Co of Glasgow

Location:

The Ben Ledi lies just offshore on the east side of Pelsaert Island about 7 km north of Wreck Point.

Sinking:

En route from Sydney to Calcutta in Ballast with 24 crew

Longitude:

113.969225

Latitude:

-28.93687

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