Australia RMS

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Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

Steam Ship | Max Depth: 8 metres (26 feet)

Australia RMS
Australia RMS
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The P&O liner Australia (aka Australia RMS) was one of the most luxurious vessels afloat when launched in 1892. On the 20 July 1904 while entering Port Phillip Heads she went aground on Corsair Rock. In 1911, the remains of the Australia were blasted to clear a channel between Corsair Rock and Big Rock.

The remains of the ship are scattered and badly brocken up. Her huge propeller shaft and overgrown engines remain, and her boilers are easily identifiable.

Built in 1892 in Greenock, UK, the overall length of the vessel was approximately 141.91 metres (466 feet) with a beam 15.91 metres (52 feet).

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Australia RMS, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: R.M.S. Australia.

Latitude: 38° 18.072′ S   (38.3012° S / 38° 18′ 4.32″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.582′ E   (144.643033° E / 144° 38′ 34.92″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 01:21:47 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Corsair Rock, 179 m, bearing 304°, NW
Steam ship, 3700 ton.
Built: 1892.
Sunk: 20 July 1904.
Depth: 5 to 8 m.
Dive only on: SWE.

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