Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Zedora (1875/02/11)

Rottnest, Mewstone Reef

Storms shifted the ballast and the vessel made for Fremantle and it struck the inside of the Stragglers Reef in the night. Thinking it was the Lancier earlier divers searched for a reputed chest of gold, causing some damage to the site.


Ship Built

Owner J. Mill

Master John Hodge

Builder Johnson

Country Built UK

Port Built Bideford, North Devon

Port Registered England

When Built 1869

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Crew 10

When Lost 1875/02/11

Where Lost Rottnest, Mewstone Reef

Latitude -32.0843966667

Longitude 115.6370083333

Position Information GPS

Port From Mauritius

Port To Adelaide

Cargo Ballast

Ship Details

Engine N

Length 35.90

Beam 7.60

TONA 269.00

Draft 4.50

Museum Reference

Official Number 62891

Unique Number 805

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0218/SG _MA-435/71

Chart Number AUS 117

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 1994

Confidential NO