REDEMPTORA 1853-1898

Description:

Fully-rigged Ship

Owner:

Adelaide Steamship Co.

Construction:

Timber

Sunk:

1898

Size:

1250 ton length 88ft beam 22ft depth 9.5ft

Underwater:

The vessel now lies about 25 m from the shore in a depth of 2.9 to 4 m.

Built:

c.1853 in Brazil

Location:

Jervoise Bay

Sinking:

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.

Longitude:

115.766224

Latitude:

-32.151316

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