DAY DAWN 1851-1886

Description:

3 masted ship converted to Brig

Owner:

In 1867 registered in Sydney owner P. Jones. In 1872 the owner was H. Barne, but still registered at Sydney. By 1874 the owner James Smith, Adelaide In 1877 sold to Hansford Ward of Yatala, South Australia.

Construction:

Timber

Sunk:

1886/07/14

Size:

355 ton length 36.9m beam 8.6m depth 4.4m

Underwater:

In 1976 the wreck of the hulk Day Dawn was located during dredging operations in Careening Bay at Garden Island, and thoroughly investigated by members of the Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia. Because it was in the way of further dredging at the naval base of HMAS Stirling, the wreck was moved to a safer position. The wreck lays within Navy Operations and a permit is required to dive.

Built:

1851 at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA as a whaling ship, Thomas Nye It was converted from 3-masted ship to barque rig, probably in 1864.

Location:

Careening Bay, Garden Island

Sinking:

The Day Dawn driven ashore in bad weather at Qindalup whilst loading a cargo of sleepers on 14 July 1886, later refloated and towed to Fremantle to be used as a Hulk. She Later went ashore, hogged at anchor at Careening Bay

Longitude:

115.695294

Latitude:

-32.241161

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