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Burke

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Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

Steam Hopper Barge | Max Depth: 50 metres (164 feet) — Graveyard

Burke
Burke
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The Burke, and sister vessel Wills, were built by the South Australian Government in Adelaide in 1884. They were purchased by the Melbourne Harbor Trust in 1889.

Powered by twin compound steam engines, the hopper barge Burke worked in dredging operations around Port Phillip for nearly 50 years before being withdrawn from service. The Burke was towed out to sea and scuttled in the Ships' Graveyard on 23 September 1935.

The overall length of the Burke was approximately 128 feet (39 metres), beam 30 feet (9.1 metres) and draught 9.5 feet (2.9 metres) with a displacement weight of 313 tonne (345 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 20.999′ S   (38.349987° S / 38° 20′ 59.95″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.982′ E   (144.433037° E / 144° 25′ 58.93″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:06:11 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Euro, 500 m, bearing 19°, NNE
Steam hopper barge, 345 ton.
Built: Adelaide, South Australia, 1876.
Scuttled: 23 September 1935.
Depth: 50 m.



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