Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Chalmers (1874/03/19)

Warnboro Murray Reef

Struck a reef at around midnight, sailed on, no soundings taken, continued on the same east by south course, struck again, got into clear water and struck again. No effort was made to pup the ship. Gross negligence.

Map of Batavia

Ship Built

Owner James Laing

Master Captain William Alexander

Builder James Laing

Country Built UK

Port Built Sunderland

Port Registered Fremantle

When Built 1851

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck a reef

When Lost 1874/03/19

Where Lost Warnboro Murray Reef

Latitude -32.3671666667

Longitude 115.6906166667

Position Information GPS Mag 2004/3/26

Port From Mauritius

Port To Fremantle

Cargo Sugar

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 40.10

Beam 9.10

TONA 594.00

Draft 6.20

Museum Reference

Official Number 12542

Unique Number 1153

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0088/SG _MA-195/75

Chart Number PWD 44008, 277

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1991/12

Confidential NO