Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

SB2424F-G - Copper/brass

African (Sunset Beach wreck)

Drift bolts.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Main wreck

Number of Items 7

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 2424

ID 24846

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck

African (Sunset Beach wreck)

African was built under Special Survey at Sunderland in 1853. A timber ship, it was copper fastened and sheathed with yellow metal over felt. The owner was Captain J. Gibson. The Lloyd’s Registers of 1857 and 1861 show the Builder’s Old Measurement tonnage of this ship as being 780 and the tonnage under the new Act, which came into force on 1 January 1836, as being 888. As the African was...