Wyola tug working in Fremantle Port, photo: Richard Cox
Twin funnel Tug
Swan River Shipping Co. Ltd.
Iron with 179 HP triple expansion vertical steam engine
306 tons, length 38.1m width 7.5m depth 4m
Remains of bow, keel, sternpost are mostly buried in sand
1912 J.T Eltringham and Co. South Shields, UK
Robb Jetty, Cockburn Sound
Sold to Goldfields Metal Traders for scrapping and towed to Robb Jetty. At The jetty a barge was moored alongside with the sign ‘Randy’s Wreckers’ displayed. As the tug was cut down so it gradually worked shorewards until it grounded. The hull was drawn up onto the shoreline and was further cut down until only keel, part of the sternpost and the stern frame remained. This was eventually covered with sand and the barge also came ashore and became derelict, caught fire with some timbers now remaining nearby.
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