Brunette

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Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

Iron Barque, Coal Hulk | Max Depth: 70 metres (230 feet) — Graveyard

The Brunette was built in 1859 at Deptford, UK and originally named Pride of the West. In January 1892 the Brunette's days as a deep water square rigger were over and she was converted to a coal hulk. After 54 years of service, the former barque Brunette was towed out to sea and scuttled in the ship's graveyard in July 1913.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 43 metres (141 feet), beam 7.7 metres (25 feet) and draught 4.8 metres (16 feet) with a displacement weight of 349 tonne (385 short tons).

The Brunette shipwreck was found in January 2006 by the Southern Ocean Exploration group.


Wreck Dive on the Brunette | © Dive Victoria

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

Latitude: 38° 22.341′ S   (38.372351° S / 38° 22′ 20.46″ S)
Longitude: 144° 32.006′ E   (144.533428° E / 144° 32′ 0.34″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-05 05:11:23 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: John Nimmo, 2,213 m, bearing 62°, ENE
3 mast, iron barque, coal hulk, 385 ton.
Built: Deptford, UK, 1859.
Scuttled: July 1913.
Depth: 70 m.



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