Black Swan ex Government Dredge (1911)
outside North Mole, Fremantle
Bucket ladder dredge, 18 buckets, could dredge 9 ft
Came out to WA in 1872, worked by convict labour, dredged Perth area/ Esplanade.
1887 repaired, iron bottom replaced with jarrah and bucket ladder increased from 18 to 22 buckets, could dredge 15 ft. Relaunched 1888 and renamed Black Swan. Worked with Priestman Dredge ‘C’ on bar removal and narrowing Fremantle Harbour entrance.
Worked Canning Reach and ‘Convict Fence’ 1892-96, Perth Esplanade and Barrack St East reclamation works 1900-1911.
Scuttled 1911 with other plant outside North Mole.
Builder Mr Christian, North Fremantle assembled the dredge that came out in sections from UK
Country Built UK
Port Built North Fremantle
Gouped Region Metro
Sinking Towed outside North Mole and scuttled with other plant
When Lost 1911
Where Lost outside North Mole, Fremantle
Engine 12 HP up to 32HP with large flywheel, Maudslay Son and Field
Unique Number 1093
Sunk Code Scuttled
Protected Protected Federal