The vessel now lies about 25 m from the shore in a depth of 2.9 to 4 m.
c.1853 in Brazil
Redemptora sailed under the Brazilian ﬂag from Rio de Janeiro to Eastern Australia. The master was Captain Caseveccia who commanded a crew of 23 men. Their cargo consisted of 233 tons sugar, 200 tons of coffee and 600 tons of ballast. On the trip, the Redemptora was caught in a storm and lost its mainmast, fore topgallant mast, and had one side of the copper sheathing stripped away. In great distress the vessel reached Fremantle on 16 October 1888, where it was considered uneconomical to repair, and along with the cargo, was sold by auction for a total of £2 070. The hull was then knocked down to another buyer, a Mr Lilly, for £315. Subsequently Mr Lilly used the vessel as a hulk, operating it out of Careening Bay, Garden Island.
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