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Motor Vessel | Max Depth: 10 metres (33 feet)

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The Isis was a timber, auxiliary, two-masted yacht. Torn by fierce seas from moorings off Frankston. Equipped with auxiliary sails. Driven stern first on to a reef about 1/4 mile from shore, battered to pieces. Masts torn loose, flotsam carried ashore. The three men were sleeping when storm struck, anchor failed to grip. Engine would not start and when it did impossible to raise anchor. The three managed to escape in dinghy but in high seas an oar was lost. Captain Thomson managed to get boat ashore with great difficulty.

Built in 1892 in North Sydney, NSW, sunk on 10 March 1932, the overall length of the vessel was approximately 26.03 metres (85 feet), beam 4.15 metres (14 feet) and draught 2.86 metres (9.4 feet) giving a displacement weight of 71 tonne (78 short tons).

The remains of the Isis are significant for their association with William Buckland, one of Australia's richest men.

See also, Australian National Shipwreck Database: Isis,
Heritage Council Victoria: Isis, and
MAAV: Isis 1892-1932.

Latitude: 38° 8.083′ S   (38.134717° S / 38° 8′ 4.98″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.828′ E   (145.097133° E / 145° 5′ 49.68″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-23 01:18:38 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Yakka Reef Frankston, 899 m, bearing 214°, SW
Timber, auxiliary, two-masted yacht, 71 ton.
Built: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892.
Sunk: 10 March 1932.
Depth: 10 m.

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