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Three Masted Barque, Coal Hulk — Graveyard

© Bob Leek

The barque Helen had a career spanning over 70 years. It was a trader, immigrant ship and whaler, but in its later years was reduced to a coal hulk. In 1938 it was towed through Port Phillip heads and cast ashore near Cape Schank to be broken up by the sea.

Built in 1864 and scuttled in March 1938, the overall length of the vessel was approximately 41.2 metres (135 feet), beam 7.7 metres (25 feet) and draught 4.2 metres (14 feet) with a displacement weight of 310 tonne (342 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 36.900′ S   (38.615° S / 38° 36′ 54″ S)
Longitude: 144° 51.000′ E   (144.85° E / 144° 51′ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2019-03-11 05:48:07 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 03:54:34 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Cape Schanck West, 13,596 m, bearing 13°, NNE
Three Masted Barque.
Built: 1864.
Sunk: 1938.

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