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Technical Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site

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The wreck of the SS Cambridge is historically significant as the first Allied vessel to be lost in Australian waters in World War II. Along with the wrecks of the MS City of Rayville (1940), HMAS Goorangai (1940) and SS Iron Crown (1942) the Cambridge represents the arrival of World War II in Australian waters, the strategic importance of the Bass Strait shipping lane, and the extent of Axis activities in the Southern hemisphere.

While on a voyage from Cardiff (United Kingdom) to Brisbane via Sydney, the SS Cambridge struck a German mine and sunk in Bass Strait, 3.7 nm SE of Wilsons Promontory, on 7 November 1940.

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: SS Cambridge, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: S.S.Cambridge.

Latitude: 39° 9.810′ S   (39.1635° S / 39° 9′ 48.6″ S)
Longitude: 146° 29.780′ E   (146.496333° E / 146° 29′ 46.8″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-04-27 05:05:31 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Lady Mildred, 8,571 m, bearing 325°, NW
Steel hulled screw steamer.
Depth: 60 to 68 m.
Dive only on: SWF, SWE.

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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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