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Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

4 metres (13 feet) to 6 metres (20 feet)

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The Antares is significant as a sail trader carrying an international inbound cargo. It is part of the Great Ocean Road Historic Shipwreck Trail.

The Antares today lies in only 4 to 6 metres of water and is a little more than 70 to 80 metres offshore, west of the Bay of Islands.

The Italian barque Antares left Marseilles 18th December 1913 for Melbourne, but failed to arrive. In November 1914 wreckage was found at the base of a cliff at the Bay of Islands near Warrnambool and a body had washed ashore. Some of the timbers were charred by fire, and a small boat's stern board with the name Sutlej led to the identification of the wreck as Antares which had been reported missing.

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Antares,
Heritage Victoria slide collection on flickr: Antares, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Antares.

Latitude: 38° 33.500′ S   (38.558333° S / 38° 33′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 142° 45.750′ E   (142.7625° E / 142° 45′ 45″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 01:20:47 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Falls of Halladale, 10,015 m, bearing 123°, ESE
Iron barque, 1742 ton.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1888.
Sunk: November 1914.
Depth: 4 to 6 m.

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