Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Belle of Bunbury (1886/12/10)

Warnboro Safety Bay, Pub Passage

Coastal trader between Bunbury and Geraldton, carrying mainly agricultural produce. Was following a common course for coastal vessels inside the Murray Reefs.

Map of Batavia

Ship Built

Owner Hayward, Stewart and Reid

Master William Miller

Builder James Dagley Gibbs

Country Built WA

Port Built Bunbury

Port Registered Fremantle

When Built 1877/01

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck reef

Crew 4

When Lost 1886/12/10

Where Lost Warnboro Safety Bay, Pub Passage

Latitude -32.3108

Longitude 115.691516667

Position Information GPS Mag 2004/3/26

Port From Bunbury

Port To Fremantle

Cargo Wool and potatoes

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 16.40

Beam 4.90

TONA 42.00

Draft 2.10

Museum Reference

Official Number 75298

Unique Number 717

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 373/77

Chart Number DMH 277, PWD 4408

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 81/03 MMcC

Confidential NO