Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

British Admiral (1874)

The plaque reads ...

British AdmiralS. 'British Admiral'
Iron full-rigged ship left on maiden
voyage Liverpool to Melbourne 07.01.1874.
Storm damaged, restarted 23.02.1874.
Capt Taylor in command with 38 crew,
49 passengers ran onto reef 23.05.1874
in heavy seas near Currie, King Is.
Broke up in 15 minutes - 79 lives lost.
~ Tasmana's fourth worst shipwreck ~