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Iron Hulled Steamship | Max Depth: 54 metres (177 feet) — Graveyard

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The Buninyong was a popular passenger vessel in her time operating on the Melbourne to Sydney run. Later she was converted to a cargo vessel. After a career spanning more than 40 years, the Buninyong was withdrawn from service, stripped of fittings and scuttled in the Ships' Graveyard on 11 February 1926.

Built in 1883 by Laird, Purdie and Co in Barrow-in-Furness, England, the Buninyong had an overall length of approximately 85.3 metres (280 feet), beam 11.6 metres (38 feet) and draught 6.2 metres (20 feet) with a displacement weight of 1,883 tonne (2,076 short tons).

Buninyong Scuttling
Buninyong Scuttling
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The Buninyong is the second largest vessel lying in the Ships' Graveyard. (Only the Milora is bigger.)

The Buninyong shipwreck lies with her bow facing toward Barwon heads at a depth of 54 metres (177 feet), and is a popular dive for mixed gas divers. There are two larger boilers and also a smaller one towards the stern. The bridge is still in tact but has one of the exhaust stacks lying across it.

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

Latitude: 38° 20.224′ S   (38.337072° S / 38° 20′ 13.46″ S)
Longitude: 144° 31.041′ E   (144.517342° E / 144° 31′ 2.43″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:11:09 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Rotomahana, 2,520 m, bearing 40°, NE
SS Buninyong, Iron hulled steamship, 2076 ton.
Built: Barrow-in-Furness, UK, 1883.
Scuttled: 11 February 1926.
Depth: 50 to 54 m.

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