british Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd. Rosalind SS (1900~1912) City Of Sydney SS (+1914)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1890
weight (tons) 2568  grt
dimensions 91.4 x 12.8 x 6.6 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 1 screw
power 319  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 159
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 17/03/1914  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
C. S. Swan & Hunter Ltd., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
engine by
Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
next owners
[1]Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., Liverpool
SS City Of Sydney (+1914)
period 1912 ~ 1914
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[2]Bowring C. T. - Oil Tank S.S - Bear Creek Oil & Shipping Co. Ltd. - English & American Shipping Co. Ltd., Liverpool
SS Rosalind
period 1900 ~ 1912
prev. owners
[3]Robert Singlehurst & Co. - Red Cross Line, Liverpool
SS Tosari
period 1895 ~ 1900
[4]Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie - DOAL, Hamburg
SS Admiral
period 1891 ~ 1895
[5]Deutsche Dampfschiffs Rhederei Zu Hamburg (Kingsin Linie), Hamburg
SS Tosari
period 1890 ~ 1891
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no. of crew 50
no. of passengers 11
about the wreck
depth (m.) 18.3 max. / -- min. (m)
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last update 03/11/2012
Lettens Jan28/01/2012
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Lettens Jan28/01/2012CITY OF SYDNEY

Steel Built at Newcastle, United Kingdom. Registered at Montreal.

Originally, the ADMIRAL, she was renamed TOSARI and then ROSALIND. under the last name she ran for many years between New York, Halifax and St. John's, Newfoundland for the Bowring Brothers. At the very end of her career she was renamed CITY OF SYDNEY.

In 1912, the CITY OF SYDNEY was involved in a collision with the tug Douglas H. Thomas in Sydney Harbour. Neither vessel sank, but 5 men died in the incident.

CITY OF SYDNEY was on voyage from New York, New York to Halifax with passengers and coal, when on the 17th March 1914, she ran aground, off Shag Rock, at the entrance to Halifax Harbour.

The steamer ROSEMARY was the first to locate the stricken vessel and rescued the eleven passengers along with most of the fifty crew.

The Captain and a few of the crew remained behind to see if the vessel could be saved but she had suffered severe damage and was abandoned. No lives were lost in the rescue.

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About Builders
 Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Originated in 1871.
1873. First compound engine built.
1874 "Engineering" added to title.
1881 New boiler making shop erected.
1897 540 ft Dry dock built.
1899 19 sets of engines built.
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