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Steam Driven Hopper Barge | Max Depth: 55 metres (180 feet) — Graveyard

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Sister vessel to the Burke.

The Wills and Burke, were built in Adelaide in 1884. They were purchased by the Melbourne Harbor Trust in 1889. The Wills was scuttled on 22 August 1935.

The overall length of the vessel was approximately 39.0 metres (128 feet), beam 9.14 metres (30 feet) and draught 2.9 metres (9.5 feet) giving a displacement weight of 345 tonne (380 short tons).

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

Latitude: 38° 21.071′ S   (38.351183° S / 38° 21′ 4.26″ S)
Longitude: 144° 26.976′ E   (144.4496° E / 144° 26′ 58.56″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-12 08:00:50 GMT
Source: Book - Victoria's Ships' Graveyard GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: H.C. Piggot, 1,178 m, bearing 311°, NW
Iron steam hopper barge, 345 ton.
Built: Adelaide, South Australia, 1876.
Scuttled: 22 August 1935.
Depth: 55 m.

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