SS Lindus (1881)

SS Lindus was an Australian iron-hulled coastal cargo ship driven by a 160 H.P. 2-cylinder compound steam engine with a top cruising speed of 10 knots. She was built in 1881 by Edward Withy & Co., Hartlepool, England. Her engines were built by T. Richardson & Sons, Hartlepool. She had a complement of 24 crewmembers.[1]

Name: SS Lindus
  • T. J. Parker, London (1881-1884)
  • Huddart, Parker & Co., Melbourne (1884-1899)
Port of registry: Melbourne
Builder: Edward Withy & Co., West Hartlepool, UK
Completed: 1881
Status: Wrecked, 4 June 1899
General characteristics
Type: Iron screw steamer
Tonnage: 1,678 GT
Displacement: 1,080 NT
Length: 78.45 m (257 ft 5 in)
Beam: 10.54 m (34 ft 7 in)
Draught: 5.425 m (17 ft 9.6 in)
Installed power: Compound engine
Crew: 24


On 4 June 1899, traveling from Newcastle, New South Wales on her way to Adelaide while carrying a cargo of coal the Lindus was caught up in a heavy storm and was wrecked near Newcastle's Oyster Bank, on the wreck of the Colonist at position 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797.[1]

See also

  • List of shipwrecks


  1. "LINDUS CARGO SHIP 1881-1899". 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.

Further reading

Online Databases
  • Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast. By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995 Oceans Enterprises. 1993 ISBN 978-0-646-11081-3.
  • Australian Shipwrecks Vol.1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0-589-07112-2, Call number 910.4530994 BAT
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol.2 1851–1871 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Sydney. Reed, 1980 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol.3 1871–1900 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Geelong Vic: List Publishing, 1982 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol.4 1901–1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1987 910.4530994 LON
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol.5 Update 1986 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Portarlington Vic. Marine History Publications, 1991 910.4530994 LON

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