Jane (ship)

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Jane was a ship that disappeared without trace near Cape Hawke, New South Wales, Australia.

The Jane was possibly a sloop of some 15 tons and was owned by Robert Mills, who was also the captain. On 10 June 1816, in the same storm that wrecked the Edwin, Jane , with Edwin made it as far as Cape Hawke, where the two ships separated. Jane was never seen again. Mills and his two crew were presumed drowned. [1] The dinghy from the Jane was later washed up on a beach near the Manning River. [2]


  1. Australian Shipwrecks - vol 1 1622-1850, Charles Bateson, AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1972, ISBN 0 589 07112 2 p54
  2. Great Lakes Historical Museum