MIRA FLORES 1867-1886

Description:

Barque

Owner:

W. Moach, Germany

Construction:

Iron

Sunk:

30th January 1886

Size:

tons 499, length 49.2m, beam 8.3m, depth 5.3m

Underwater:

The wreck lies bow on to the shore with the most intact section being the stern, which lies on sand in a hole about 13 metres deep.

Built:

1867 in Liverpool, U.K. by Bowdler, Chaffer and Co.

Location:

Horseshoe Reef, Narrow Neck, approximately 1 km offshore.

Sinking:

When Mira Flores ran aground, conditions were calm, but the visibility poor. She carried a mixed cargo, which included heavy machinery and iron for the railways, arms and ammunition and a quantity of beer and spirits.

Longitude:

115.470917

Latitude:

-32.0054

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