IRIS 1855

Description:

3 Masted Barque

Owner:

E C Jones, New Bedford Master: C.S. Davak (Devoll)

Construction:

Timber with 2 decks and square stern

Sunk:

1855/07/10

Size:

311 tons length 29.6m beam 8.4m draft 5m

Underwater:

After being wrecked and written off at Port Gregory, the Iris was later salvaged and taken to Fremantle, repaired and registered there as the Frances on 7 September 1856.

Built:

Probably at New Bedford USA

Location:

9 Km South of Ledge Point

Sinking:

En route from New Bedford on a Whaling voyage with crew of 29. The Iris anchored at Port Gregory, having sprung a leak. Captain Devoll wished to careen his ship and needed a sheltered anchorage at Port Gregory. However a NW gale blew up, and the Iris was blown ashore on the sand spit opposite Gold Digger Passage. 

Longitude:

114.237515

Latitude:

-28.183608

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