HMAS Cerberus


HMAS Cerberus was a monitor built for service in the colonies and arrived in Australia in 1871. She did service as a guard boat during world war one, and in April 1924 the outdated monitor was sold for scrapping to Melbourne Salvage Company. She was laid up in Half Moon Bay as a breakwater in September 1926, and has since then laid there with the deck barely under water and the hull resting on a depth of approximately four meters. She is one of very few remaining monitors left in the world, together with the remains of the American USS Monitor, Thor in Norway, the Russian Rusalka and the SMS Leitha monitor museum in Budapest just to mention a few. There has been plans to raise the wreck of Cerberus, but as of 2019 the wreck still laid there in Half Moon Bay

Former names:
HMAS Cerberus

225,0 x 45,1 x 15,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3340 displ
Jarrow ( UK ) 1869 ( AU )

37°58'02.9"S 145°00'28.2"E

Last updated: December 2020