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Category:City of Adelaide (ship, 1896)


  • Unique water jet propelled vessel provided by Robert Barr Smith
  • Built of galvanised steel
  • Long 15.8 m
  • Beam 4.9 m
  • 80 persons


  • 1896 Named: CITY OF ADELAIDE for the South Australian Colonial Navy, transferred to Beachport
  • 1911 Assisted the survivors of the steamer time, near Beachport.
  • Propulsion system suffered some problems during its career, and while it did not attend a shipwreck it stood by several ships in distress and helped save many lives.
  • 1930 Out of service
  • Declared an Historic Shipwreck under the South Australian Act, 1981, and is now on display at Port Lincoln.

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