DATO 1872-1893

Description:

Brigantine two masts with one deck

Owner:

Construction:

Timber

Sunk:

1893/02/27

Size:

494 ton length 40.6m beam 9.6m depth 5.1m

Underwater:

The Wreck lies within the Navy operations area and special permit required to visit

Built:

1872 By Acteselskabet ‘Dato’ in Ekenas, Finland

Location:

Quindalup, later Careening Bay, Garden Island

Sinking:

A gale struck from the north-east during the morning of Monday 27 February 1893. This increased in ferocity during the day, changing direction to northerly around 4.00 p.m. The strongest winds and highest seas seen in the area for twenty years drove the Dato ashore north-west of the jetty. The vessel lost its mainmast and came to rest about a kilometre offshore, where it was later condemned as a wreck.

Longitude:

115.692514

Latitude:

-32.23614

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