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Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

Wooden Sailing Barque | Max Depth: 4 metres (13 feet)

The Monarch was purchased by E.M. Sayers, in 1852, for Melbourne trade. The Monarch sunk on 17 July 1867 while on a voyage from Melbourne to Newcastle. Attempts to refloat the vessel by steam tug Resolute failed. Seabird, close by, broke up about same time. Titan also failed in rescue attempt. Monarch's pumps unable to cope. Abandoned to underwriters. Remains auctioned for 350 pounds, then re-sold for 17 pounds cash. Registry closed 6 Aug 1867.

The Monarch is archaeologically significant as one of the most complete wooden wrecks in Victoria.

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

Latitude: 38° 12.640′ S   (38.210667° S / 38° 12′ 38.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.304′ E   (144.721733° E / 144° 43′ 18.24″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-11 02:52:07 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Foig a Ballagh, 397 m, bearing 27°, NNE
Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: 1836.
Sunk: 17 July 1867.
Depth: 4 m.

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