Booya

Northern Territory

De Lauwers was a schooner laid down by Van Diepen in Holland, and was launched in 1917 for the British company Yorke Shipping. She survived both world wars, and served under Second World War as a radio and communication ship in Asia. She changed both names and owners several times before she ended up sailing as Booya in Australian waters in the 1960's. She sank under the cyclone Tracy outside Darwin 24. December 1974 with the loss of five lives. The wreck was found by sport divers in 2003, and rest today on her starboard side on a depth of 20 meter northwest of Darwin.


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Booya
De Lauwers, Argosy Lemal, Ametco, Claire Crouch
39,8 x 8,4 x 3,5 m
     
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266 grt
Waterhuizen ( NL ) 1917
Adelaide ( AU )

12°23'22.9"S 130°46'16.9"E

Last updated: August 2020