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Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

The SS Blackbird lies off the southern shore of Clonmel Island, Port Albert, in shallow water. The SS Blackbird is archaeologically and recreationally significant as a representative example of auxillary steamer involved in the Australian colonial coastal trade.

SS Blackbird
SS Blackbird Site Map | © Victorian Archaeological Survey

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Blackbird,
Heritage Victoria slide collection on flickr: SS Blackbird,
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Blackbird,
MMAV: S.S.Blackbird 1863-1878, and
Dive Information Sheet: SS Blackbird (1863-1878) (Adobe PDF | 584.24 KB).

Latitude: 38° 43.268′ S   (38.721133° S / 38° 43′ 16.08″ S)
Longitude: 146° 41.902′ E   (146.698367° E / 146° 41′ 54.12″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-20 06:09:11 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 3,106 m, bearing 215°, SW
SS Blackbird, Steamship.
Built: Newcastle on Tyne, 1863.
Sunk: 1878.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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