CITY OF YORK 1869-1899

Description:

Three-masted ship with two decks

Owner:

Ship City of York Company Ltd.

Construction:

Iron hull

Sunk:

12th July 1899

Size:

tons 1167, length 67.9m, beam 10.9m, depth 6.6m

Underwater:

SCUBA DIVE from Boat: Bow facing the shore, she lies on a rock bottom in around 7 metres of water. The ship has broken up leaving a tangle of iron ribs, beams and plates

Built:

1869 in Glasgow, U.K. by J. Elder and Co.

Location:

200 metres offshore in City of York Bay

Sinking:

City of York struck the reef during a storm after misinterpreting signals sent from the lighthouse keeper on Rottnest island. She carried a cargo of timber and doors. About half her cargo eventually washed ashore and was salvaged. Her master and 11 crewmen lost their lives.

Longitude:

115.48899

Latitude:

-31.99415

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