Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

AR1166 - Pitch/tar/oil



Site Area Code South Coast

Number of Items 6

Material Pitch/tar/oil

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1166

ID 25824

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Arpenteur was a brig owned by William Owen and John Ridley, having been purchased in December 1847 at Port Louis, Mauritius. It had a square stern, a billet head and no galleries, and was registered at Adelaide in 1848 (No. 10/1848). It was carrying eagerly awaited mail from England which had been collected at Singapore and was to be offloaded at Fremantle. However, bad weather resulted in...