John Nimmo

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Steam Dredge | Max Depth: 68 metres (223 feet) — Graveyard

John Nimmo
John Nimmo
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The John Nimmo was a steel steam dredge built in 1887 for the Melbourne Harbour Trust. In 1893 she was involved in collision with vessel Eddystone in Corio Bay and in the same year and place she was involved in another collision with the vessel Melbourne.

The overall length of the John Nimmo was approximately 69.6 metres (228 feet), beam 14.2 metres (47 feet) and draught 4.7 metres (15 feet) giving a displacement weight of 1,097 tonne (1,209 short tons).

The John Nimmo was stripped of valuable items by Melbourne ship breakers and then towed out into Bass Strait where she was scuttled in the Ships' Graveyard using explosive charges on 10 August 1931.

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

Latitude: 38° 21.787′ S   (38.363123° S / 38° 21′ 47.24″ S)
Longitude: 144° 33.355′ E   (144.555922° E / 144° 33′ 21.32″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 03:13:36 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Malaita, 1,052 m, bearing 336°, NNW
Steel steam dredge, 1209 ton.
Built: Footscray, Victoria, 1887.
Scuttled: 10 August 1931.
Depth: 66 to 68 m.



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