TRANSIT 1834-1842

Description:

Two-masted Schooner

Owner:

William Billingsley, Cape of Good Hope

Construction:

Wood

Sunk:

8th May 1842

Size:

tons 124, length 20.9m, beam 6.3m, depth 3.8m

Underwater:

Any wreckage of the Transit has not been seen in recent times, but an underwater plinth marks the approximate position.

Built:

1834 in Northumberland U.K.

Location:

Thomson Bay near Duck Rock

Sinking:

After successfully rounding Rottnest Island, the master gave instructions to steer towards Gage Roads and went below. Soon afterwards, the vessel struck Duck Rock and sank.

Longitude:

112.0

Latitude:

-31.5

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