Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Janet (1887/12/11)

Rottnest Island,Transit Reef

Fremantle built, then the largest to have been built there. Used in the intercolonial trade, then to Singapore, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Batavia and Surabaya. Also to to Sri Lanka in horses, bringing Indian produce back. Wrecked carrying Indian corn and furniture from Ceylon.


Ship Built

Owner Daniel J. Avery

Master William Miles

Builder James Storey

Country Built WA

Port Built Fremantle

Port Registered Fremantle

When Built 1878

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck Reef

Crew 12

When Lost 1887/12/11

Where Lost Rottnest Island,Transit Reef

Latitude -31.9864

Longitude 115.5582666667

Position Information GPS2017

Port From Colombo

Port To Fremantle

Cargo 2000 Sacks grain and furniture

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 33.60

Beam 7.00

TONA 211.00

Draft 3.00

Museum Reference

Official Number 75302

Unique Number 1293

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0137/SG _MA-17/80

Chart Number PWD 54153, DMH 001

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1996/10

Confidential NO