Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Denton Holme (1890/09/25)

Rottnest Island between Transit Reef and Kingston Spit

Belfast buit. Carrying 1275 tons of iron pipes for Perth waterworks, cement and 250-300 tons general cargo. Value £20 000. Arrived at the island in the evening, requested a pilot, but before receiving one got in too close. Stuck fast it began disintegrating in the swells and broke in two


Ship Built

Owner J.P. Corry and Company

Master Captain Rich

Country Built Ireland

Port Built Belfast

Port Registered Belfast

When Built 1863

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck reef

Crew 17

When Lost 1890/09/25

Where Lost Rottnest Island between Transit Reef and Kingston Spit

Latitude -31.98588

Longitude 115.55673

Position Information GPS

Port From Glasgow

Port To Fremantle

Cargo Waterworks supplies

Ship Details

Engine N

TONA 998.00

Museum Reference

Official Number 47182

Unique Number 90

Registration Number 1/1890

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0102/SG _MA-855/71

Chart Number PWD 54153, DMH 001

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 39965

Confidential NO