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3 Masted Iron Barque | Max Depth: 57 metres (187 feet) — Graveyard

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The Auriga was an iron barque that had previously been involved in the Australian to New Zealand trade and coal trade. It was used by the Melbourne Harbour Trust as a hulk until it was scuttled. The Auriga shipwreck lies in Bass Strait just NNE of the Campana.

Built in 1869 and scuttled on 5 February 1930, the overall length of the vessel was approximately 50.1 metres (164 feet), beam 8.6 metres (28 feet) and draught 5.3 metres (17 feet) with a displacement weight of 490 tonne (540 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 20.771′ S   (38.346175° S / 38° 20′ 46.23″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.210′ E   (144.570168° E / 144° 34′ 12.6″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:18:50 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Campana, 178 m, bearing 209°, SSW
3 mast iron barque, 540 ton.
Built: Sunderland, UK, 1869.
Scuttled: 5 February 1930.
Depth: 55 to 57 m.

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