RICHARDSON, DUCK & COMPANY, THORNABY

Name TASMANIAN MAID
Type Paddle Steamer, iron hull
Yard Number 9
Launched 28/02/1856
Completed 1856
Off. Number 15683
Engine builder Burnett & Thompson, Stockton-on-Tees
Engine type Steam, paddle, 96hp
GRT 84
Length (feet) 108
Beam (feet) 15
First owner F. A. Ducroz (Dalgety & Co.), London - entered service in New Zealand
   
History c. 1862 H.M.S. SANDFLY, New Zealand Colonial Government (served in wars against the Maoris)
  c. 1865 reverted to civilian use as TASMANIAN MAID
   
Fate 16/01/1868 wrecked off New Plymouth, New Zealand

More details of her eventful life and her current wreck state can be found on TASMANIAN MAID

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