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Steam Driven Iron Dredge | Max Depth: 58 metres (190 feet) — Graveyard

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After working as a dredge for 42 years, the Bunyip was converted into a lighter. In 1954, while loaded with wool, the vessel blew ashore on the sea wall at Princes Pier, breaking its back. The following year it was towed to the Ships' Graveyard and scuttled on 13 April 1955.

Built in 1879 by W. Simons and Co, in Refrew, Scotland, the overall length of the vessel was approximately48.9 metres (160 feet), beam 8.6 metres (28 feet) and draught 3 metres (9.8 feet) with a displacement weight of 287 tonne (316 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 22.305′ S   (38.371758° S / 38° 22′ 18.33″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.563′ E   (144.426057° E / 144° 25′ 33.81″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:09:02 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: D McLennan, 716 m, bearing 58°, ENE
Steam driven, iron dredge/lighter, 317 ton.
Built: Renfrew, Scotland, 1879.
Scuttled: 13 April 1955.
Depth: 58 m.

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