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From: "Joan Fawcett" <>
Subject: Fw: [TSL] ship ALIQUIS 1839
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 21:59:58 +1000

from LOG OF LOGS (Ian Nicholson),

Aliquis, barque/ship of 675/695 tons, emigrants ship commanded by
P.gill/Gell. departed Cork on the 9th of December 1838, arrived Sydney 16th
march 1839 with Govt? migrants. Wrecked in Torres Strait late May 1839.
The Surgeon's Journal is available through the joint copying project, reel
no 3187.

Quetta wreck

best wishes
Jenny Fawcett

----- Original Message -----
From: "hubert" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 9:17 AM
Subject: [TSL] ship ALIQUIS 1839

> Dear Madam/Sir,
> I am trying to obtain information on the amercan ship ALIQUIS which was
> reported lost near Mt Adolphus Island/Torres Strait in May 1839. Of
> particular interest would be it's tonnage and if at all possible a
> of the wreck.
> During my dives on the QUETTA I see a 2 and a half metre admiralty anchor
> very close by. I wonder if the ALIQUIS could have struck the same rock and
> sank in the same place. At very low tide the rock is about ten feet under
> water. So, the ship would have had to be of substantial size for that much
> drought.
> Sincerly yours
> Hubert Hofer
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