JP WEBB 1951-1951

Similar Hopper Barges Launched at Glasgow 1959

Description:

Steam Driven Hopper Barge

Owner:

Melbourne Harbour Trust Master: Captain G A Thexton

Construction:

Steel

Sunk:

1951/08

Size:

983 tons

Underwater:

The boiler clearly visible from the surface, lying about 1m below surface. The site has been extensively salvaged but remains an attractive and easily accessible wreck dive in good conditions. 

Built:

1951 by Ferguson Bros. Glasgow

Location:

Ledge Point, Webb Reef

Sinking:

The ill-fated vessel was launched in April 1951, only to run aground four months later on what is now known as Webb Reef. It lies 1.6km west of Ledge point

Longitude:

115.336452

Latitude:

-31.101481

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