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Situated south east of Wilson's Prom lays the wreck of the SS Cambridge, a British steamer. Built in 1916 as the German ship Vogtland she was a steel hulled screw steamer, her overall length was 524 feet her beam 65 feet and her draught was 37 feet giving her a displacement weight of 10,846 tons. She was built during World War 1 and taken by Great Britain as a war prize. Owned by the Federal Steam Navigation Company in 1940. Bound from Melbourne to Sydney under the command of Captain Angell. She sank after hitting a mine off Wilson's Promontory, two and a half nautical miles offshore, 7 November 1940. Of the ship's company of fifty-eight, only one man was lost. HMAS Orara took the survivors from the boats and landed them at Welshpool. The German vessel Passat had laid the mine in October. Two days after the loss of the Cambridge, the Orara and the Durraween commenced minesweeping operations off Wilson's Promontory, and destroyed forty-three mines from Bass Strait. The wreck lies in 67metres. Location: Wilsons Prom Depth: 64m to 67m Subject to shipping: No

Submitted by: devildive on 2009-03-02 | Views: 1842 | Dive Site ID: 66525