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Deep Rated Outside Port Phillip Subject to Shipping Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

3 Masted Barque, Coal Hulk | Max Depth: 58 metres (190 feet) — Graveyard

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Built in 1875 as a three masted sailing ship by R. and J. Evans, in Liverpool, United Kingdom, the SV Campana was purchased by the Melbourne-based shipping company McIlwraith, McEacharn Ltd, for use as a coal hulk. After outliving this use, the vessel was scuttled in the Ships Graveyard on 30 July 1927.

The Campana shipwreck now sits in 58 metres (190 feet) of water and the bow steelworks are in-tact and provide easy penetration and multiple swim through locations. There is plenty of fish life and the soft sponges range in colours from white to yellow to orange to purple. It feels larger than specified and is a better wreck dive than one might expect. As the wreck is on the shipping leads it is always subject to shipping.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 58.5 metres (192 feet), beam 9.7 metres (32 feet) and draught 5.9 metres (19 feet) with a displacement weight of 739 tonne (815 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 20.854′ S   (38.347567° S / 38° 20′ 51.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 34.150′ E   (144.569167° E / 144° 34′ 9″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 01:59:17 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Auriga, 178 m, bearing 29°, NNE
3 masted Barque, 815 ton.
Built: Liverpool, England, 1875.
Scuttled: 30 July 1927.
Depth: 54 to 56 m.

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