RAVEN 1864-1891

Description:

Three-masted Barque

Owner:

W. R. Cave and Co., Adelaide

Construction:

Wood. Carvel built with one deck

Sunk:

11th May 1891

Size:

tons 343, length 36.9m, beam 8.4m, depth 5.2m

Underwater:

Partly buried on a sand and weed bottom and lying in 6 metres of water, what remains of the Raven is hard to distinguish from the surrounding reef.

Built:

1864 in Sunderland U.K.

Location:

Dyer Island, approximately 200 metres southeast of the rock.

Sinking:

A fresh southerly breeze was blowing when the Raven left Fremantle en route to Bunbury via the South Passage. The vessel ran aground near Dyer Island. The crew took to the lifeboats and were later rescued.

Longitude:

115.5513333

Latitude:

-32.021

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