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Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

Wooden Ketch | Max Depth: 70 metres (230 feet) — Graveyard

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The Albert was a ketch that sprang a leak in rough seas shortly after leaving Lorne, Victoria for Melbourne. The pilot schooner Rip took her in tow but she founded about three nautical miles outside Port Phillip heads.

Built in 1884 and sunk on 13 August 1890, the overall length of the vessel was approximately 22.43 metres (74 feet), beam 6.13 metres (20 feet) with a displacement weight of 42 tonne (46 short tons).

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Albert, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Albert.

Latitude: 38° 44.862′ S   (38.7477° S / 38° 44′ 51.72″ S)
Longitude: 146° 39.576′ E   (146.6596° E / 146° 39′ 34.56″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-10 02:14:00 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 1,631 m, bearing 75°, ENE
Ketch, 42 ton.
Built: Footscray, Victoria, 1884.
Sunk: 13 August 1890.
Depth: 69 to 70 m.

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