Friday, January 12, 2018

the 4-masted Melbourne schooner 'Cecilia Sudden'

643 tons gross and 545 tons net register, built at Fairhaven, U.S.A. in 1902, by the H. D. Bendixen Ship Building Co., San Francisco
Dimensions: length 172 ft (52.4 metres), beam 38.3 ft, depth 13.2 ft.

On the night of 8 September 1921 this caught fire and was abandoned by her crew between Tiritiri and the Watchman Islands in the Hauraki Gulf. No lives were lost, and the crew were taken to Auckland on the next morning by the trawler James Cosgrove.

The Cecilia Sudden, bound from Newcastle, N.S.W., to Callao, had put into Auckland to obtain medical aid for the boatswain, who had fallen from aloft.

No comments: