The TSS Wandra was a wooden coastal cargo ship constructed by D. Sullivan at Coopernook in the Taree area of NSW in 1907. The new ship was owned by Allen Taylor and Company, which started business in 1893 carrying timber from the North Coast to Sydney (the company was still operating in June 1984, but not with ships). The Wandra was 36 metres long, with a beam of just over 8 metres and displaced 164 tons. The small vessel had twin compound engines which were powered from a single boiler.

On 15 December 1915 at 2pm, the TSS Wandra left Moruya Heads with a cargo of timber for Sydney. She passed the Point Perpendicular Lighthouse (at the entrance to Jervis Bay) at 9.20pm with a moderate south-easterly winds and sea. One mile off Crocodile Head (a few kilometres to the north of the light), a wave came over the bow and then another. The hull's timbers came apart under the pressure of the waves and water flowed in and she listed to port (why do most ships in NSW list to port before sinking?). The ship's pumps were started but made no difference. The Wandra was out of real control but Captain Reubin Lucey managed to steer her further along the coast and into the relative safety of The Drum and Drumsticks where the anchor was dropped.

The crew lowered on of the lifeboats and climbed aboard. As Captain Lucey entered the lifeboat, the Wandra sank. The 12 survivors (everyone on board) rowed to shore (probably a small protected inlet to the west-north-west) and then walked to Point Perpendicular where they arrived at 1.30am.

The wreck of the TSS Wandra was discovered by John Harrington and Paul Jones in 1973 while searching for aquarium fish near the Drums and Drumstick.