Beverwijk 19

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Steam Dredge | Max Depth: 46 metres (151 feet) — Graveyard

Beverwyk 19
Beverwyk 19
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The Beverwyk 19 (aka Beverwijk 19) was built in 1912. A steam powered, steel hulled suction cutter dredge, with a displacement weight of 319 tonne (352 short tons), it was bought to Australia in the 1950s to carry out various dredging projects in Port Phillip.

After 51 years of service, the steam powered dredge Beverwijk 19 was towed through the Heads and scuttled on 7 May 1963 in the Ships Graveyard, Commonwealth Area No.3, Bass Strait.

Beverwyk 19 Scuttling
Beverwyk 19 Scuttling
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The Beverwyk 19 shipwreck lies upside down with her bow pointing toward Barwon Heads. Site has collapsed and the wreck is generally unstable, but there is a large boiler, plus a prop showing, and the stern is upright. The large wagon wheels of the dredge machinery are still prominent features. The suction pipe is still prominent on the bow section as is a lot of her pumping gear.

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Beverwijk 19, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Beverwijk 19.

Latitude: 38° 21.120′ S   (38.352° S / 38° 21′ 7.2″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.171′ E   (144.419517° E / 144° 25′ 10.26″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:13:42 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Victorian, 226 m, bearing 10°, N
A steam powered, steel hulled suction cutter dredge, 319 ton.
Built: 1912.
Scuttled: 7 May 1963.
Depth: 42 to 46 m.

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