C1854

The Steamer, Ben Bolt.

Rare engraving of the steamer Ben Bolt, she was a wooden paddle steamer of 182 tons. Lbd: 119’4″ x 25’2″ x 8’8″.  and probably built in New York circa 1852. Originally known as General Urbistando, she was built for the Spanish Government and … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-SHIPS-540729001–196745
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Full Title:

The Steamer, Ben Bolt.

Date:

C1854

Mapmaker:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.
AUTHENTICITY
The Steamer, Ben Bolt. - Antique Print from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

Rare engraving of the steamer Ben Bolt, she was a wooden paddle steamer of 182 tons. Lbd: 119’4″ x 25’2″ x 8’8″.  and probably built in New York circa 1852. Originally known as General Urbistando, she was built for the Spanish Government and destined for the Philippines. She arrived in Sydney March 23rd 1854 from Manilla with a view to being marketed for sale.

She was the first paddle steamer to make the trip across the Pacific Ocean from from the U.S.A. to Australia. Owner 1854 July as R L Pattison, registered it in Sydney and renamed her Ben Bolt. A new owner same year was H H Hall. November 1854 of the Australasian Steam Navigation Co, registered Sydney.

An expensive buy, she was considered by the company not worth repairing and sold December 1957 to A Robinson who had her converted into a bath house/accommodation vessel at Woolloomooloo, Sydney.  In April 1864 she sunk completely at her permanent moorings.


From the original edition of the 
Illustrated Sydney News.

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