Sir William McPherson

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Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

Dredge | Max Depth: 57 metres (187 feet) — Graveyard

Sir William McPherson
Sir William McPherson
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The Sir William McPherson was a steel dredge, built in 1912 at Kinderdijk, Holland for the Melbourne Harbour Trust. She was scuttled on 12 May 1949.

The ship has boilers at the stern which make for a nice swim through. The engine exhausts are still sitting vertical and there is a large anchor near the bow.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 48.31 metres (158 feet), beam 9.85 metres (32 feet) and draught 3.14 metres (10 feet) giving a displacement weight of 482 tonne (531 short tons).

See also, Australian National Shipwreck Database: Sir William McPherson, and
Heritage Council Victoria: Sir William McPherson.

Latitude: 38° 20.697′ S   (38.344957° S / 38° 20′ 41.85″ S)
Longitude: 144° 29.214′ E   (144.486898° E / 144° 29′ 12.83″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-22 23:52:47 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Buninyong, 2,796 m, bearing 71°, ENE
Steel dredge, 482 ton.
Built: Kinderdijk, Holland, 1912.
Scuttled: 12 May 1949.
Depth: 52 to 57 m.

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