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Dive Locations in Newcastle

L.V.T.(A)4

L.V.Ts were floating tanks with a land speed of 16mph; propulsion in the water was from specially shaped tracks, which gave them a speed of 7mph in water. On the 8th March 1954 during exercises off Newcastle a sudden southeasterly sank eight of them. The L.V.T.(A)4 sits upright on sand in 33 meters. The glacis … Continue reading L.V.T.(A)4

05/02/2017 20:32 hrs
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trimixguy

Davenport

The DAVENPORT was a wooden coal carrying steamship that was ran out of Newcastle Harbour on fire and sunk on the 4th October 1943. The DAVENPORT lies in 9 meters of water. The wooden hull has rotted to sand level. Engine, boilers and winches all appear to be part of a debris field. Best dived … Continue reading Davenport

29/01/2017 10:06 hrs
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trimixguy

Yarra Yarra

The YARRA YARRA was a steel steam driven paddlewheel collier 183 feet long that foundered during a storm off Newcastle on the15th July 1877. The YARRA YARRA lies upright on sand in 14 meters, the stern being covered by sand. The engines and two boilers sit amid ships with the hull running forward to the … Continue reading Yarra Yarra

29/01/2015 06:29 hrs
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trimixguy

Osprey

The OSPREY was a steel steam driven tug 125 feet in length. After 46 years service on the 27th November 1931 she was towed off Newcastle and scuttled. The OSPREY now lies in 43 meters on sand leaning over on a 30 degree angle. The hull is fairly intact with a huge scotch boiler amidships.

29/01/2015 06:29 hrs
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trimixguy

LVT4

29/01/2015 06:29 hrs
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trimixguy

Irresistable

The IRRESISTABLE was a steel steam driven tug 109 feet in length. After 48 years service on the 27th August 1931 she was towed off Newcastle and scuttled. The IRRESISTABLE sits upright on sand in 25 meters of water. The boiler has been moved over to port out of alignment with the hull. The huge … Continue reading Irresistable

29/01/2015 06:28 hrs
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trimixguy

Devonport

29/01/2015 06:28 hrs
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trimixguy

Commodore

The COMMODORE was a steam driven paddlewheel tug, 121 feet long. After 53 years of service on the 8th September 1931 she was taken out off Newcastle and scuttled. The COMMODORE now rests on sand in 36 meters. The bow area can be made out and has reduced to sand level. The stern is a … Continue reading Commodore

29/01/2015 06:28 hrs
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trimixguy

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