Lady Mildred

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Advanced Open Water Rated Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site

Screw Steamer | Max Depth: 25 metres (82 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

The steam collier Lady Mildred ran ashore in hazy weather on the eastern side of Wilsons Promontory. The vessel could not be salvaged and was abandoned. The master was found guilty of gross misconduct by a Court of Marine Inquiry.

The Lady Mildred shipwreck lies in 6 to 25 metres of water near a 10 metre rock face south of Waterloo Point. (The rock face has a cleft with red lichen staining the south rocks.) Most of the wreckage is in 10 to 15 metres of water and includes a 2 metre long anchor, lots of anchor chain, hawse pipe, bollards and part of the iron frames of the vessel lie in gullies and overhangs in the reef. Some areas of the ships hull retain structural integrity including a section of cabin reported by Carl Ebbels.

The site is best dived when the wind blows from the west or southwest.

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

Latitude: 39° 6.000′ S   (39.1° S / 39° 6′ S)
Longitude: 146° 26.400′ E   (146.44° E / 146° 26′ 24″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2019-03-12 22:43:41 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-13 21:57:45 GMT
Source: Australian National Shipwreck Database
Nearest Neighbour: Cheviot, 2,224 m, bearing 0°, N
Screw Steamer.
Built: 1902.
Sunk: 15 February 1909.
Depth: 6 to 25 m.

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