Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

SE1815 - Cargo


Cargo artefact recovered from Sepia

Cement barrel contents: no wood remaining.

Site Area Code Local

Site Location Hold

Number of Items 5

Material Cargo

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1815

ID 16467

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Sepia, a three-masted barque, was built by
Denton, Grey and Company of Hartlepool
and was owned by Bethell, Gwyn and
Company, London. The vessel, well known
as a trader on the Fremantle run, left
London on 14 September 1898. Aboard
were twelve crew and a mixed cargo of
1 200 tons valued at between £1 200 and
£1 400.
Travelling at ten knots...