RMS Orizaba

Western Australia

RMS Orizaba was built in Barrow in England, and was launched in 1886 for the company Pacific Steam Navigation. Under a journey to Freemantle she hit ground at Point Heron 16.February 1905. There were 160 people on board who all got away from the accident without any injuries. For many years the wreck was used as a practice target for the Australian navy, and combined with her old age and shallow depth she is today pretty much broken up. The remains of her rest today at Fathom Bank outside Rockingham on a depth of 7 to 12 meter.

Former names:

460,0 x 49,3 x 19,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6077 grt
Barrow ( UK ) 1886
Sydney ( AU )

S 32° 16.914
E 115° 37.691
( Source : Diving Western Australia Shipwrecks )

Last updated: September 2019