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VHB 53

Wreck DiveWreck Dive | Boat access

Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

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

The VHB-53 was a Steel hopper barge that was scuttled on 19 February 1971. There is some penetration available.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 45.7 metres (150 feet) with a beam of 5.64 metres (19 feet).

See also, Australian National Shipwreck Database: VH B 53, and
Heritage Council Victoria: VH B 53.

Latitude: 38° 21.645′ S   (38.360743° S / 38° 21′ 38.67″ S)
Longitude: 144° 26.216′ E   (144.436935° E / 144° 26′ 12.97″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-02-25 19:17:36 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Casablanca, 298 m, bearing 145°, SE
Steel hopper barge.
Scuttled: 19 February 1971.
Depth: 52 to 57 m.



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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