Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Hero of the Nile (1876/10/20)

Long Point

One of the many vessels engaged in the guano trade. The hull remains are expected to be quite substantial and in good condition beneath the sand and weed.


Ship Built

Owner Thomson and Westmoreland of London

Master Captain N.H. Dugdall

Country Built UK

Port Built West Cowes

Port Registered London

When Built 1852

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Crew 14

When Lost 1876/10/20

Where Lost Long Point

Latitude -32.36445

Longitude 115.70595

Position Information GPS Mag 2004/2/26

Port From Melbourne

Port To Lacepedes

Cargo Ballast

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 38.40

Beam 7.60

TONA 356.00

Draft 5.20

Museum Reference

Official Number 4668

Unique Number 1253

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2010/0001/SG _MA-431/71

Chart Number PWD 44008, 277

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1974/01

Confidential NO