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Wreck DiveWreck Dive | Shore access

Open Water Rated Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

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The SS Orungal, near Formby Reef, Barwon Heads, has social and historical significance for its role as an interstate passenger and mail steamer in the inter-war period, and as a chartered vessel represents the economic impact of the Depression on Australian shipping lines, especially the AUSNCo. It also represents the risks and threats faced by domestic shipping in World War II.

The wreck of the Orungal is about 700m offshore from the mouth of the Barwon River. It's a nice dive in about 10m, though the shipwreck is pretty broken up. The boilers stick up out of the water at low tide.

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: SS Orungal, and Australian National Shipwreck Database: S.S. Orungal.

Latitude: 38° 17.267′ S   (38.287783° S / 38° 17′ 16.02″ S)
Longitude: 144° 30.606′ E   (144.5101° E / 144° 30′ 36.36″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-04-27 04:55:52 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Chimney Rock, 1,635 m, bearing 201°, SSW
Steel Steamer.
Built: 1923.
Lost: 20 Nov 1940.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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