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Voyage of the Lady Bowen, 1864

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1864 'SHIPPING.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 1 July, p. 2. , viewed 27 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1259434 THE LADY BOWEN.—The following particulars respecting the Q.S.N. Co's new steamer, Lady Bowen, appear in the S. M. Herald of Tuesday last :—" The s. s. Lady Bowen, under the command of Captain Barnett, late of the Queen Bee, arrived yesterday from Greenock, where she was built to the order of the Queensland Steam Company. She left Greenock on the 1st March, put into Kingston on the 2nd through stress of weather, and sailed again on the 3rd ; was compelled to take shelter in Waterford the same night, sailing again on the 5th : arrived at St. Vincent on the 17th, and after taking in a supply of coal, left again on the 22nd. She kept up steam for thirty hours, when canvass was got on the ship, and she remained under sail for nine days. Steam was then again got up, and a course steered for the Cape of Good Hope, but she was taken into Saldanha Bay, where she arrived on the 24th April. Here she again took in some coal, and left for the Cape on the 28th, arriving the same night. Her coaling was here completed, and she finally left for Sydney on 5th May. Steamed for ten days then unshipped the floats, and was under canvass for thirty-three days. On 18th June again shipped the floats, and got steam on her. Sighted King's Island on the 24th instant, passed Kent's Group on the 25th at 6 a.m , and shortly after encountered a heavy N.N.W. gale. The Lady Bowen is the second steamer built for the Queensland Company, and is in every respect similar to the City of Brisbane (s.), belonging to the A.S.N. Company. Subjoined is the list of passengers by her.—Commissionary-General Drake, Mrs. Drake, and two daughters, Captain Humphrey, Mr. Mason, Messrs. Ord, Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Haran, Kirby, Stewart, and twenty-six in the second cabin. Captain, agent.

1864 'NEWS OF THE WEEK.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 2 July, p. 3. , viewed 27 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1259443 The Q.S.N Co.'s new steamship Lady Bowen arrived at Brisbane this morning, being four months out of the British builder's hands. She is an acquisition to the colony. We understand that she will be placed on the southern line, to trade between this port and Sydney.

1864 'BRISBANE.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 27 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60557856 BRISBANE. ARRIVED June 30.-Golden Eagle and Telegraph, from Sydney ; Warren Goddard from Melbourne. July l.-Lady Bowen, from Greenock, via Sydney.

https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/ PIONEER STEAMSHIPS IN QUEENSLAND WATERS. (By A. G. Davies). (Read at a meeting of the Historical Society of Queensland, March 31, 1936). The "Lady Bowen." Nearly two years passed before the second steamer ordered by the company—the "Lady Bowen" —arrived in Queensland. She was an iron paddle steamer of 425 tons net register and 150 horse power, built by A. and J. Inghs, Glasgow. She took her departure from the Clyde on March 1, 1864 and arrived on July 1, her outward voyage having taken longer than the average of the sailing ships which were bringing out immigrants in the sixties. The "Lady Bowen" was brought out to Austra-lia by Captain Henry Barnett. When she was put into commission on the run between Sydney—Bris-bane and northern ports, Capt. Curphey was placed in charge, and a little later the command was given to Captain Philip Quayle.

Official number: 40950
Year built: 1863
Date launched: 24/12/1863
Date completed: 02/1864
Vessel type: Passenger / Cargo
Vessel description: Iron Paddle Steamer
Builder: A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow
Yard: Pointhouse
Yard no: 9
Tonnage: 527 grt / 425 nrt /
Length: 210.5 ft
Breadth: 25.7 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine builder: A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail: 2cyl oscillating 150nhp
First owner: Queensland Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Brisbane
First port of register: Brisbane
End year: 1894
Fate / Status: Wrecked 19/08/1894
Disposal Detail: Wrecked on Kennedy Shoal, near Cardwell, Queensland.

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