Cambewarra; 450 tons; Owned by NSW Government; Built at A. F. Smulders in 1913.
New South Wales Government Captain: Van der Key
Iron with Twin Steam Engines
The wreck lies on a N–S axis on a sand bottom in 57m of water. It appears to be virtually upright, with the lower part of the hull buried to a depth of 2.5m. The bow and stern sections are relatively intact but the midships has collapsed inwards. The wreck is 45m long and 10 m wide.
1913 by Werf Gusto, Firma A.F. Smulders of Schiedam (Holland)
Near Fisherman’s Island, 50 Miles south of Dongara
The Cambewarra was on its maiden delivery voyage from Schiedam, The Netherlands to Sydney, New South Wales with a crew of 14, when she struck a reef off Fisherman´s Island, 50 miles South of Dongara. All were rescued.
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