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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:CASINOAdded:Sep 01, 2015
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Under 3000gt)


Casino 1882-1932.

ON: 86361

IDNo: 1086361

Year: 1882


Type: Iron passenger/cargo ship

Flag: GBR

Launch Date: 21.2.82

Owner: B.B. Nicoll

Builder: Gourlay Bros., Dundee.

Link: 1620

Yard No: 110

V1882 #116

GRT: 425

1932 wrecked Apollo Bay, Vic., Australia on 10.7.32

Details: Miramar Ship Index.

Iron steamship, passenger-cargo built 1882 by Gourlay Bros & Co., Dundee, for B.B. Nicoll, Sydney.

425 tons, 274 net. Lbd: 160'4" x 24'1" x 10'2".

The ship left Dundee on 18th March 1882 and sailed to Sydney via the Cape of Good Hope. En route the ship stopped in Warrnambool to pick up coal. There, it was inspected by the Belfast and Koroit Steam Navigation Company, who decided to purchase the SS Casino. The steamship sailed onto Sydney to deliver its cargo and then returned to Melbourne to begin the west coast run.

Casino was three masted iron screw steamer. One deck, iron framework, a schooner rig and an inverted compound two cylinder 65 horsepower engine built by Gourlay Brothers.

In the early days, she was sometimes rigged as a topsail schooner as the ship’s big spread of canvas helped reduce fuel consumption.

On 10th July 1932, off Apollo Bay Victoria, in heavy weather, she keeled over and sank after striking seabed earlier when attempting to enter port. From a crew of sixteen plus two passengers, only eight survived.

Extra Info: John E. Hoskin, Flotilla Australia.

Photo Credits: The late Allan Green collection Vic Australia
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Gordy on Sep 02, 2015 07:28 (3 years ago)
Yes David, I think the Lifeboat from her is still around some where.
Mr. DOT on Sep 01, 2015 23:24 (3 years ago)
looked like a good one to take a gamble on! mrdot.
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