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Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Slack Water Wreck Dive Site

Steamship | Max Depth: 5 metres (16 feet)

Conside | © Heritage Council Victoria

The Conside is historically significant for being the earliest screw steamer wreck in Victoria, was the first purpose built steam collier, was the first screw steamer to travel between Sydney and Melbourne, and is likely to have been the first steamship across the Pacific. It is archaeologically and technically significant for the remains of its early geared oscillating steam engine.

See also, Australian National Shipwreck Database: Conside,
Heritage Council Victoria: SS Conside, and
Heritage Victoria slide collection on flickr: Conside.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 17.809′ S   (38.296817° S / 38° 17′ 48.54″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.967′ E   (144.616117° E / 144° 36′ 58.02″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 08:17:04 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Outer Point Lonsdale Reef, 116 m, bearing 74°, ENE
Steamship, 368 ton.
Built: South Shields, England, 1848.
Sunk: 14 September 1852.
Depth: 5 m.
Dive only on: SWE, Ebb.

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