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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Ship Wrecks: Another off Northern Territory

 I fished off that beach as a kid, so When it comes to the suggestion there is a ship... just a few hundred feet out from the shore is a surprise. Its size is significant. More on the scale of a steam ship. In Australian history a big steamer sailed from a port in Western Australia, and headed for an unknown Northern Port, and she vanished into a cyclone.
The SS Koombana was a Passenger and Mail Carrier which vanished in 20th March, 1912 having sailed from Rock Hampton.

It was 348 feet long, 48 feet wide.

Its hard to tell on the scale with Google maps. Bit it looks like collapsed decks, and a damaged bow, as though it had rolled.

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