Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Koombana (1912/03/21)

Port Hedland and Broome, Bedout Island

The coastal passenger steamship Koombana owned by the Adelaide Steamship Company was lost with all hands in a cyclone between 21-22 March 1912.

Ship Built

Owner Adelaide S.S. Co. Ltd.

Master Captain Thomas M. Allen

Builder Alex. Stephens & Sons, Glasgow

Country Built Scotland

Port Built Glasgow

When Built 1908/1909

Ship Lost

Gouped Region North-West

Sinking Cyclone

Crew 74

Deaths 150 -158

When Lost 1912/03/21

Where Lost Port Hedland and Broome, Bedout Island

Port From Port Hedland

Port To Broome

Cargo General

Ship Details

Engine Inverted T.E. 3000 HP

TONA 3668.00

Museum Reference

Official Number 122725

Unique Number 262

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 189/73, 3/79

Chart Number 1048, 1207

Protected Protected Federal

Found N

Inspected N

Confidential NO