Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Manfred (1879/01/24)


The 585 ton barque Manfred was collecting guano when at the Lacepede Islands when it was wrecked during a hurricane on 24 January 1879.


Ship Built

Owner W. Davison of North Shields

Master Captain John Smith

Country Built UK

Port Built Sunderland

When Built 1864

Ship Lost

Gouped Region North-West

Sinking At anchor

Crew 16

When Lost 1879/01/24

Where Lost Lacepedes

Latitude -16.852652

Longitude 122.127839

Position Information Aerial GIS

Port From North Shields

Cargo 750 tons Guano

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 46.40

Beam 9.30

TONA 587.00

Draft 5.90

Museum Reference

Official Number 47712

Unique Number 1401

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0160/SG _MA-14/79

Chart Number 1207, AUS 323

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1978/07

Confidential NO