Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Priestman Grab Dredge C (possibly) (1897/11)

Bathers Beach

This is not the Fremantle, there were 3 Priestman Grab Dredges this one was C Dredge and was refloated after sinking on S side of Long Jetty. So this site is unlikly to be the Priestman grab dredge.. The Fremantle was a bucket dredge
In July 1889, the colonial government of Western Australia took delivery of a Priestman dredge, which arrived aboard the steamer SS Albany. The dredge was mounted on the remodelled barge Pioneer, and placed in service at Fremantle.
The West Australian 12 May 1893, A serious casualty occurred to the Priestman dredge, which was moored on the Southside of the Fremantle jetty, on Wednesday night.
The West Australian 5 June 1893
The work of raising the hull of the sunken Priestman dredge at the Fremantle jetty has been successfully carried out by Mr. A. E.Brown, of Fremantle.
Was reported still in service in 1940.

Ship Built

Port Registered British

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking top heavy dredge capsized

When Lost 1897/11

Where Lost Bathers Beach

Port From Fremantle

Port To Fremantle

Cargo equipment

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 40.00

Museum Reference

Unique Number 276

Sunk Code Foundered

File Number 191/79

Protected Not protected State

Found N

Inspected N

Date Inspected 79/05 SS

Confidential NO