Mathias Hansen of Xiansand, Norway Captain: T. Griff
977 tons length 53.8m beam 10.7m draft 6.4m
The wreck lies in about 6m of water on a sandbank. The wrecks superstructure has been flattened by the constant flow of the current and the occasional cyclone. The hull is buried, largely intact, with iron frames rising above the seabed.
1880 Charland of Quebec, Canada
Peron Flats, Shark Bay
En route from Bunbury to Falmouth UK with a cargo of 3000 tons of Jarrah timber. After four days at sea, the Gudrun started leaking badly and was forced north along the Western Australian coast by strong winds. As the crew was exhausted after manning the pumps for five days, the ship was deliberately scuttled on the Peron Flats.
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