british Russell J. Archie Cambus Wallace (+1894)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type barque - bark
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1894
weight (tons) 1651  grt
dimensions 74.7 x 11.5 x 6.9 m
material iron
rigging 3 masts
yard no. 358
IMO/Off. no. 102673
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cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 03/09/1894  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.27rank: 624
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Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Russell J. Archie, Glasgow
captain Legga, Wm. A.
no. of crew 27
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1894 Named: CAMBUS WALLACE for Russell J. Archie, Glasgow Flag: United Kingdom. On her trip to Brisbane, her first run under command of Captain Wm A. Legga (27) she made the Solitary Islands (New South Wales) from Glasgow in 121 days, and during that time no less than four gales had been encountered in the space of one week.

03.09.1894 Ran aground in the heavy seas near the narrow stretch of Stradbroke Island called Tuleen. Within half an hour the main mast of steel cracked and broke, the lengthy upper part falling towards the bows. Some of the crew managed to swim to shore, but five men drowned. The hatches of the wrecked ship broke open as the tide rose and cargo washed overboard.

The vessel was carrying whiskey, beer and cases of explosives as well as all kinds of imported fine goods. The barque disappeared entirely beneath the water in 48 hours. One weak and injured sailor breathed his last on the Miner as she was passing Cleveland on her home journey.

He was buried in the Toowong Cemetery. By the spring of 1896, the tide had divided Stradbroke Island in two. The graves and memorial to mariners from the Cambus Wallace washed away into the waters of the new Jumpinpin Bar.
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Lettens Jan10/08/2011Cambus Wallace; Barque; Owned by Russell; Built in 1894. Registered at Glasgow.

On 03 September 1895, Cambus Wallace (Wm A. Legga) was on voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane with general cargo and a crew of 27, when she was lost off Stradbroke Island, Jumpinpin Bar. Some (unknown number of) people died.
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Allen Tony28/04/2009The barque Cambuswallace was wrecked on Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane, on September 4th, 1894. She sank with the loss of five lives.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam

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