SS Tuggerah

By Seamus on 5/17/2013 2:19:50 AM • Rank (973) • Views 1116

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The SS Tuggerah, lying 2.2 kilometres off the coast of Royal National Park on Sydney's south, was one of the "Sixty Miler" steam powered colliers that plied the New South Wales coast for about 140 years from the mid-1800s till the 1990s (yes, the last one did not actually finish until the early 1990s). Built by Clyde Ship Building and Engineering Company Ltd at Port Glasgow, Scotland for the Wallarah Coal Company Limited, the Tuggerah was launched in 1912 (not sure what date but on 31 August 1912 it was in the fitting out basin) and appears to have been completed in October 1912. Displacing 749 tons and 186.3 feet (55.9 metres) long and 28.9 feet (8.7 metres) wide, it was powered by a 927 hp triple expansion steam engine with the steam provided by two scotch boilers. It had an identical sistership called the SS Beulah.

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SS Tuggerah is a Fishing Spot. A shipwreck or wreckage from a sunken vessel is located at this spot.

This fishing spot was added to the database on 5/6/2011 11:35:05 PM by Seamus and last updated on 5/17/2013 2:19:50 AM.


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GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 34º 08.249', 151º 09.107'
Decimal Degrees: -34.13748, 151.15178
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 34º 08' 14.93", 151º 09' 06.41"

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