- New South Wales, North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - Victoria, The Steamers of Port Phillip Bay, VictoriaThe paddle steamer PS 'Williams' was built of iron and was originally a combination: Paddle Steamer / 2 Masted Schooner, sporting two funnels. During her lifetime, she operated as a passenger excursion steamer, a cargo vessel, and a tug. Her first owner was the 'Hunter River Steam Navigation Co.' and was aquired to service the Hunter River trade between Sydney and Newcastle in New South Wales. She was later modified and could possibly be the first steamer to traverse Port Phillip Bay as a Summer-time excursion steamer...1854
- The North Coast Steam Navigation Company operated along the north coast of New South Wales between the years of 1857 to 1955. During its 99 year history, the company enjoyed a repertoire of some 120 vessels, with a further 8 vessels owned in partnership with others...
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- Coastal Runs - NSW, Coastal Runs - SA, New South Wales, North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - South Australia, South AustraliaThe 'Australian' was an iron passenger & cargo steamer, built by the Gourlay Bros, in Dundee, Scotland. In her 33 years of service, she assumed five owners. The 'Australian' was powered by a compound, coal-fired engine. Her first few years were spent mainly transporting timber along the northern New South Wales coast. Details once she left this coastline are sketchy...1879
- The 'Augusta' was a composite steamer consisting of wrought iron frame, lined with wooden planking. This method of construction became increasing popular during the 19th century as the iron frame consumed much less room within the hull cavity and was relatively resistant to twisting and sagging. This coupled with the wooden planks allowed for cooper sheathing which protected the hulls from the attachment of weed, hence heavy drag and slowing of the trip across the sea...
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- Aus Shipping, Australia, International Shipping, Naval Ships, New South Wales, North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Shipping - New South WalesThe SS 'Bangalow' was a cargo steamer, built by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. Though one of the later editions to the fleet, the steamer was deemed quite unsuitable as her draught was too deep. She was then placed on the Coffs Harbour run - to the major Rivers, however, she was too small to be economical...1939
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