The History

S.S Dicky – The History of the Wreck and the story behind how she ended up on “Dicky Beach” Caloundra, QLD.

The SS Dicky was an iron steamboat which ran aground in heavy seas on February 4, 1893 The ship sailed from Rockhampton and as it arrived to clear Caloundra Head, it met lashing rain and cyclonic winds. Captain James Beattie was forced to beach the ship to avoid hitting the rocks off Moffat Beach. It was refloated, but heavy seas turned it about and back onto the sand where it has remained for over a century.