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Clipper Hereward ashore at Maroubra Beach
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No: 1338   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1898   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Australia
Clipper Hereward ashore at Maroubra Beach

Full rigged iron Clipper "Hereward" driven ashore at Maroubra Beach near Sydney, N.S.W. 6th May 1898. Built Glasgow, 1877; Length 254 ft; Beam 39 ft.; Draught 23 ft.; 1,513 tons. Vessel insured for 6,000 pounds, sold for salvage for 550 pounds. All twenty-five crew safe ashore. Attempts to refloat in December 1898 failed and vessel destroyed by heavy seas on Dec.9th,1898. Photo Capt.Pery, my G.Dad.
Picture added on 18 March 2007
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