british Eastminster (+1888)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type fully rigged ship
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1876
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1208  grt
dimensions 68.9 x 10.7 x 6.1 m
material iron
rigging 3 masts (full-rigged)
speed  
about the loss
cause lost hurricane
other reasons missing
date lost 17/02/1888  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Reid John & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow
owner
E. J. Berryman & Turnbull, London
captain Captain Daniel Rowland Rees
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depth (m.)
orientation
protected yes
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entered 14/05/2008
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last update 13/05/2012
 
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Lettens Jan16/02/2010Eastminster; 68.9x10.7x6.1 m.; Owned by E. J. Berryman; Built in 1876. Registered at London.

On 17 February 1888, Eastminster (Capt. D. R. Rees) was on a voyage from Maryborough to Newcastle with a cargo of general cargo, when she was lost in a hurricane off Capricorn-Bunker Island. Some (unknown number of) people died.
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Siert Ingo14/01/2012Eastminster was an iron emigrant vessel built in Glasgow in 1876. She was seen after departing Maryborough, Queensland after ignoring a warning from the pilot, heading out to sea in a rising gale on 17 February 1888, bound for Newcastle, New South Wales . Eastminster was presumed lost during a cyclone. Her wreckage was reported on a coral reef approx. 100 miles East of Rockhampton .
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