Itata was a three-masted iron barque built by R & J Evans, Liverpool in 1883. She was severely damaged by a fire in her hold at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, in 1906. Her hulk was towed to Sydney and was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour.
The wreck of Itata.
|Owner:||Newark Shipping Company|
|Port of registry:||Liverpool|
|Builder:||R. & J. Evans, Liverpool|
|Identification:||Official Number: 87910|
|Fate:||Scuttled in Middle Harbour.|
|Length:||202.1 ft (61.6 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)|
|Depth:||9.9 ft (3.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
While awaiting loading of one hold with coal alongside a wharf, she was severely damaged by fire at Newcastle, 12 January 1906 after another hold with a nitrate cargo caught fire. The resultant fire and explosions bowed and twisted her iron hull. Her hulk was towed to Sydney for use as a hulk, however was too badly damaged and was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour.
- "The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 January 1906. p.11". Retrieved 29 February 2012.