On 17 June 1945 the British India Steam Co.Dalgoma in ballast, snapped both its anchor cables during a gale, and was blown onto Fish Rocks, The following day it managed to get afloat, and under its own power and entered Fremantle Harbour. As it steamed between the North and South moles the engines needed to be shut down and now out of control and with a gale at its stern, charged down the harbour. The engineers on board the Dalgoma managed to start the engines just as the hulk drifted across the Steamer’s stern. The starboard propeller cut holes in the Samuel Plimsoll which very soon sank in the middle of the river opposite G Shed. It was not until early October 1945 that work began on removing 1,300 tons of coal from the sunken Samuel Plimsoll.