Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Gem (1876/05/18)

Phillip Rock

Constructed as a yacht at Cowes England. In the intercolonial trade. WAs sighted by th e lighthouse keeper 3 kilometres east of the island sailing well, but abruptly sank with no survivors. The cause remains a mystery.


Ship Built

Owner Fremantle owner

Master Captain Wilcock

Country Built UK

Port Built Cowes, Isle of Wight

Port Registered Fremantle

When Built 1835

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Crew 7

Deaths 11

When Lost 1876/05/18

Where Lost Phillip Rock

Latitude -31.9875

Longitude 115.5613166667

Position Information GPS2017

Port From Port Irwin

Port To Fremantle

Cargo 500 bags of wheat

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 20.10

Beam 4.80

TONA 52.00

Draft 2.60

Museum Reference

Official Number 31520

Unique Number 286

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0122/SG _MA-67/72

Chart Number PWD 54153

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1999

Confidential NO