Northern Territory

Macumba was a cargo steamer built by Charles Hill & Sons at Albion Shipyards in Bristol, and was launched in 1919 for Australian United Steam Navigation Company in Sydney. She operated in the coal and timber trade in Australian waters until the outbreak of World War Two. Under a journey from Sydney to Darwin loaded with general goods, she was spotted and bombed by two Japanese sea airplanes who hit her in the engine, instantly killing three of her crew. She started to flood and disappeared in the deep an hour later. The survivors were picked up by the navy escort corvette
HMAS Cootamundra. The wreck was found by the research vessel RV Investigator in October 2017 and rest today on her keel on a depth of 40 meter in open waters outside Arnhem Land

Former names:

303,0 x 43,0 x 20,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2526 grt
Bristol ( UK ) 1919
Sydney ( AU )

11°30'00.0"S 134°40'00.0"E

Last updated: February 2021