Zealandia

Northern Territory,Australia

The steamship Zealandia was a rebuilt passenger ship that did service as a transport ship in both world wars. She was attacked and hit by two bombs from Japanese planes in Darwin harbor 19.February 1942, and after the ammunition on board caught fire, order to abandon ship was given. She sank soon after. After the second world war salvaging was done on the wreck, and the remains rest today outside Fort Hill Wharf in Darwin on a depth of 15 to 18 meter.


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Zealandia

410,3 x 54,7 x 24,2 f
     
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6683 grt
Clydebank ( UK ) 1909 Melbourne ( AU )

 12°29.00′ S 130°51.05′ E
( Source: Wikipedia )

Picture: Zealandia
Courtesy of Green Collection, State of Victoria Library