Historical information

This signal lamp was originally fitted on the steam tug 'Wattle'


RAN Career 1932 to 1969: Wattle's construction and career as a non-commissioned vessel of the Royal Australian Navy.
Saved from the Scrapyard 1969 to 1979: Sydney-based enthusiasts rescue Wattle from the scrapyard, forming an association with Sydney Heritage Fleet.
Melbourne Pleasure Steamer 1979 to 2007: A volunteer group brings Wattle to Melbourne to restore, then sails Port Phillip on outings and excursions.
Restoration Journey 2007 to 2015: Wattle is hoisted onto the hard to undergo major restoration work.
Back in the Water, 2015 to present: Wattle returns to the water for further restoration, and in 2019 sails again on Port Phillip.

Physical description

Brass candle powered signal lamp with a lens circumference of 14cm, mounted on a timber plinth

Inscriptions & markings

Sundercombes Patent Eclipse