VHB 54

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Outside Port Phillip Technical Rated Wreck Dive Site

Hopper Barge | Max Depth: 54 metres (177 feet) — Graveyard

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The VHB-54 was a Steel hopper barge that was scuttled on 17 December 1970. The bow and stern are in reasonable condition. There is a large cogged wheel in the midships area which was used to open the doors for the dredged material to be dumped.

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 54, and
Heritage Council Victoria: VH B 54.

Latitude: 38° 20.588′ S   (38.343138° S / 38° 20′ 35.3″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.057′ E   (144.417622° E / 144° 25′ 3.44″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-20 07:21:50 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Victorian, 791 m, bearing 164°, SSE
Steel hopper barge.
Scuttled: 17 December 1970.
Depth: 52 to 54 m.

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