Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Colac (2451)

Stranded near King's Sound, Derby. Towed in and abandoned.

Master found guilty of error of judgement and laxity in navigating the vessel and got certificate suspended for two month

Map

Ship Built

Owner Adelaide SS Co Ltd

Master Walter John Snadden

Builder E. Witby & Co

Country Built UK

Port Built Hartlepool

When Built 1884

Ship Lost

Gouped Region North-West

Sinking Grounded

Crew 30

Deaths None

When Lost 2451

Where Lost Stranded near King's Sound, Derby. Towed in and abandoned.

Latitude -17.3395833333

Longitude 123.5960166667

Position Information Aerial GIS

Port From Derby

Port To Fremantle

Cargo Cattle 300, sheep 2,000

Ship Details

Engine Iron screw Steamer

Length 75.00

Beam 10.00

TONA 1480.00

TONB 958.00

Draft 5.00

Museum Reference

Official Number 89469

Unique Number 1235

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0093/SG _MA-58/95

Chart Number BA 1045, AUS733

Protected Not protected State

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1995/09/28

Confidential NO