Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

SE3252 - Copper/brass


3 hinges, 1 w/ lock plate: inscribed ‘J Bates-Patent-5391’ and lock plate inscribed ‘J.Bates’.

Site Area Code Local

Number of Items 5

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3252

ID 16521

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...