SS CAMBEWARRA 1913-1914

Cambewarra; 450 tons; Owned by NSW Government; Built at A. F. Smulders in 1913.

Description:

Steam Trawler

Owner:

New South Wales Government Captain: Van der Key

Construction:

Iron with Twin Steam Engines

Sunk:

1914/02/03

Size:

450 tons

Underwater:

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.

Built:

1913 by Werf Gusto, Firma A.F. Smulders of Schiedam (Holland)

Location:

Near Fisherman’s Island, 50 Miles south of Dongara

Sinking:

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.

Longitude:

114.822166667

Latitude:

-30.211

Gallery

Location

Videos

About Shipwrecks

Find out everything you need to know about the Shipwrecks of Western Australia.
Direct from the archives of the Maritime Archaeology Association of Western Australia.

Follow Us