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Waratah - alter(c)ations during construction?
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 21 December 1910 'THE WARATAH INQUIRY. MR. LUND'S EVIDENCE.' LONDON, Monday. 'Mr. .T. W. Lund, the ship owner, giving evidence to-day, at the official inquiry into the loss of the steamer Waratah, said the...
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 21 December 1910 'THE WARATAH INQUIRY. MR. LUND'S EVIDENCE.' LONDON, Monday. 'Mr. .T. W. Lund, the ship owner, giving evidence to-day, at the official inquiry into the loss ...
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Waratah - what about the naval officer?
There will always be skeptics when presenting the Harlow witness account of the Waratah foundering astern off Cape Hermes. Why didn't Captain Bruce make a note of the incident in the log book and report the incident on arrival at Durban? I have attempted to...
There will always be skeptics when presenting the Harlow witness account of the Waratah foundering astern off Cape Hermes. Why didn't Captain Bruce make a note of the incident in the log book and report the incident on arriva...
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Waratah - passengers landing at Durban.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December, 1909. Safe at Durban. Those who landed. It has been definitely ascertained that the following passengers from Australia landed at Durban, on the arrival of tho Waratah at that port - From Sydney Mr. J E Mullon, Mr D R ...
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Waratah - Charles Augustus Johnson reveals......
"Charles Augustus Johnson (wharf man ager  at the Outer Harbour) said he knew Captain Ilbery had a strong objection to his ship touching the bottom alongside the wharf at Port Adelaide, for he heard him say to the agent just before sailing that he did not t...
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Waratah - spar deck coal bunker truth.
As I reveal in my book, coal was never loaded into the Waratah's spar deck coal bunkers (for details of the proof you will have to read the book :)). It must surely be one of the most controversial paradoxes surrounding the disappearance of the Waratah. Fro...
As I reveal in my book, coal was never loaded into the Waratah's spar deck coal bunkers (for details of the proof you will have to read the book :)). It must surely be one of the most controversial paradoxes surrounding the d...
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Waratah - Geelong revisited.
The Geelong, on which the Waratah was based, was also built by Barclay Curle & Co of Glasgow, 1904. The Geelong displaced 7954 grosse tons (roughly 2000 less than the Waratah) and 5030 net tonnes (roughly a 1000 less than the Waratah). The Geelong was 450 f...
The Geelong, on which the Waratah was based, was also built by Barclay Curle & Co of Glasgow, 1904. The Geelong displaced 7954 grosse tons (roughly 2000 less than the Waratah) and 5030 net tonnes (roughly a 1000 less than the...
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Waratah - should the Clan MacIntyre have sighted her earlier?
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 2 November 1909 "THE WARATAH." "COMMENTS ON THE HARLOW'S STORY." London, November 1. 'But if an outbreak of fire had occurred on the Waratah during the day the captain would undoubtedly have retraced his...
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Waratah - a defensive Captain Ilbery.
When Captain Ilbery took command of the Waratah he was initially confronted with challenges relating to the cargo loading plan and water ballast. The resulting tendency to top heaviness matched passenger impressions of the new flagship. It was embarrassing ...
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Waratah - SS Runic identity crisis.
"The agency at Durban states that the officers of the Union Castle liner Guelph, which is in port, sighted the Waratah eastward of East London on the night of the 27th July, the day after her departure."  "The position of the Waratah at that time showed tha...
"The agency at Durban states that the officers of the Union Castle liner Guelph, which is in port, sighted the Waratah eastward of East London on the night of the 27th July, the day after her departure."  "The position of the...
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Waratah - stability teething problems.
The stability of steamers, circa 1909, hinged on metacentric height (GM). This is a measurement, which together with other variables, indicates how stable a steamer was in terms of top heaviness. The greater the figure, the more stable the steamer (stiff). ...
The stability of steamers, circa 1909, hinged on metacentric height (GM). This is a measurement, which together with other variables, indicates how stable a steamer was in terms of top heaviness. The greater the figure, the m...
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Waratah - culpability.
The Board of Trade Inquiry into the loss of the Waratah was confronted with impossible challenges. The Waratah disappeared without a trace and even after 18 months, when the Court convened, the world was no closer to establishing what had become of the Wara...
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Waratah - overloading and the Sibylla.
We know from the Board of Trade Inquiry that the Waratah, as per design specifications, was intended to have a draught of 28 ft. 1 inch, fully loaded. When the Waratah departed Durban for the last time, the Durban Pilot gave the following testimony at the I...
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