Ship wrecked

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:26
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Hi all,

This may have been answered elsewhere but I haven't been able to source it. On the beach just south of Cape Banks Lighthouse S.A. there is a smallish ship that is washed ashore. It has been here for at least 8 years because I have seen it often and over Xmas started the mind wondering about the wreck, what sort of vessel, where from and when wrecked etc. I couldn't find much online so hope someone knows something?

I have attached a pic.

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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:06

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:06
Don't know much about the ship but that's a nice mermaid you found.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blaze - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 15:29
Very young 15year old mermaid.
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 14:10

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 14:10
Blaze, there doesn't appear to be any listing for this wreck on shipwreck sites, as it appears to be too new.
The wheelhouse design seems to indicate to me that it's quite a modern design with those steeply-raked wheelhouse windows, and what appears to be welded steel construction.
I'd suggest a 1960's or even 1970's small commercial fishing boat wreck.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blaze - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 14:36

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 14:36
Thanks Ron, I was thinking similar to you, just wondered if anyone knew the story.
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Reply By: Member - Charlie B2 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 15:36

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 15:36
Hi Blaze,

If this posts twice, I apologise, but my system has been having conniptions over the last few days and it's just told me the website is not available.

Here we go again:

You might find that the Marine people at the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure MIGHT be able to assist - try calling 1300 872 677 to start the discussion.

Regards,
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Reply By: Dr Hook - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 16:45
G'day Blaze;

It was a private (home-built, I think - which presumably contributed to the loss) concrete yacht which broke down (I'm told on its first big trip) and was abandoned, to drift ashore.

I think it was in the mid '70's. I saw it next morning (I have a shack nearby) and it had already been partly stripped. (We assumed it could have been an insurance job)

Contact von Stanke's at Carpenters Rocks (ask at the shop): some of them will know further details.
Dr Hook
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Follow Up By: Member - Blaze - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 17:21

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 17:21
Gday Dr.

Sounds about the right era, and looking at the pictures more I am pretty sure it isn't a fishing boat with the stern all closed in. Concrete would be the reason it hasn't rusted to much. So you sound right on the money. I was at the shop over Xmas New Year but next time I am down I will have a yak. Again thanks for the info.

Cheers Blaze
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Follow Up By: slave - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:40

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:40
I think you will find it was in the 1990's It was owned by a man from Portland Victoria. The end of his dreams.
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