Sun, 29 Dec|
Orizaba and Carlisle Castle Wrecks. (Double)
These two sites need great conditions to go ahead, but they will not disappoint if they do. If the conditions are not favourable we will trek to somewhere else (Skippers choice)
Time & Location
29 Dec 2019, 7:45 am – 3:05 pm
Port Coogee, Chieftain Esplanade, North Coogee WA 6163, Australia
About the event
RMS Orizaba was a mail steamer wrecked off Rockingham, Western Australia on 16 February 1905. On her approach to Fremantle, a smog of bushfire smoke was obscuring the coast and the captain lost his bearings. The ship went aground in 6.1 metres of water on Five Fathom Bank, west of Garden Island.
All 160 people on board were evacuated safely. It is one of the largest ships ever to be wrecked in Australian waters.
Carlisle Castle: Site depth: 6-12 metres
The night of the 11th June 1899 marked one of the greatest maritime tragedies off the port of Fremantle since the beginning of the Swan River Colony. A fierce gale blew from the north west through the night wrecking two ships simultaneously with a horrendous loss of life. On the north coast of Rottnest Island the City of York was lost resulting in the death of the Captain and 10 crew, on Coventry Reef off Safety Bay, the Carlisle Castle was smashed against the reef and was a total loss with no survivours. 25 crew lost their lives on the Carlisle Castle and only one body was recovered, washed ashore in the area surrounding Warnbro Sound.
$80.00 on the day EFT BSB 066 136 Acct No 0090 1972
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