D McLennan

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

D McLennan
D McLennan
© Melbourne Harbor Trust

The D. McLennan was a Steel Steam Dredge built in Leyden, Holland in 1912. Purchased by the Melbourne Harbour Trust and brought into commission in 1925. The dredge was capable of dredging to 59 feet and it worked on various dredging projects within the port until it was condemned in 1949. After being stripped of all items of value, the D McLennan was towed out into Bass Strait and scuttled in the Ships Graveyard on 8 June 1949.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 50.5 metres (166 feet), beam 8.9 metres (29 feet) and draught 2.4 metres (7.9 feet) with a displacement weight of 385 tonne (424 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 22.104′ S   (38.368392° S / 38° 22′ 6.21″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.983′ E   (144.433055° E / 144° 25′ 59″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 02:30:34 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Bunyip, 716 m, bearing 238°, WSW
Steam bucket dredge, 424 ton.
Built: Leyden, Holland, 1912.
Scuttled: 8 June 1949.
Depth: 58 m.



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