Duke of Wellington

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Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

The barque Duke of Wellington was on a voyage from Melbourne to Newcastle for coal when it was becalmed. Although the anchors were dropped, the vessel drifted ashore at Tarwin Lower. The Duke of Wellington was left high on the beach, and significant wreckage still remains.

See also, Australian National Shipwreck Database: Duke of Wellington,
Heritage Council Victoria: Duke of Wellington, and
Heritage Victoria slide collection on flickr: Duke of Wellington.

Latitude: 38° 49.050′ S   (38.8175° S / 38° 49′ 3″ S)
Longitude: 146° 57.000′ E   (146.95° E / 146° 57′ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-12 00:24:49 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Blackbird, 24,305 m, bearing 296°, WNW
Wooden barque.
Built: Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, 1840.
Sunk: 3 April 1853.

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