South Africa

The steamer Oakburn was built by Russel & Company Ltd in Greenock, Scotland, and was launched in 1904 for the British company Burn Line. Under a journey from New York to Sydney loaded with general goods and oil, she hit  ground under heavy fog 21.May 1906 at Duiker Point. She was soon written of as a total loss and sank in shallow waters. The battered and collapsed wreck debris rest today at Duiker Point south of Oude Schip on a depth of 10 to 23 meter. Parts of her bow and engine is still visible. Also see the wreck's of the French barge Bos 400 who shipwrecked at the exact same spot in 1994, and the steamer Maori who went down nearby in 1909.

Former names:

109,6 x 15,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3766 grt
Greenock ( UK ) 1904
Greenock ( UK )

S 33°02.216’ E 018°18.573

Last updated: October 2018