Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Karrakatta (1901/03/26)

Swan Point, Broome side Swan Is 3/4 mile off shore

Ship’s bell donated by Garth Jacobson, August 2009

Map

Ship Built

Owner West Australian Steam Navigation Company Ld.

Master Harry Talboys

Builder John Scott & Co

Country Built Scotland

Port Built Kinghorn

Port Registered Fremantle

When Built 1897

Ship Lost

Gouped Region North-West

Crew 80

Deaths None

When Lost 1901/03/26

Where Lost Swan Point, Broome side Swan Is 3/4 mile off shore

Latitude -16.3566666667

Longitude 123.035

Port From Fremantle

Port To Singapore

Cargo Assorted and mails

Ship Details

Engine Tr. Exp 300 HP

Length 91.50

Beam 12.80

TONA 1271.47

TONB 2091.34

Draft 5.40

Museum Reference

Official Number 102212

Unique Number 813

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0138/SG _MA-15/79

Chart Number AUS 733, 1207

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1978/08

Confidential NO