Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Highland Forest (1901/04/29)

Warnbro, Murray Reef

Cargo on consignment to the Western Australian Shipping Association. Author Joseph Conrad had sailed in it previously as second mate, the experience becoming an inspiration for one of his novels. Belll donated by the finder Rudi Kreuzer.
Note a smaller target to North 32°23.766 115°40.798


Ship Built

Master Captain Alexander Chapman

Builder Ramage and Ferguson at Leith

Country Built Scotland

Port Built Leith

Port Registered Glasgow

When Built 1884

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck reef

Crew 18

Deaths None

When Lost 1901/04/29

Where Lost Warnbro, Murray Reef

Latitude -32.389955

Longitude 115.6807

Position Information GPS Mag 2004/3/29

Port From New York

Port To Fremantle

Cargo General

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 73.90

Beam 10.40

TONA 1040.00

TONB 995.00

Draft 6.00

Museum Reference

Official Number 89909

Unique Number 1534

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0129/SG _MA-432/71

Chart Number DMH 277

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1994

Confidential NO