0 Photos, 0 Dives LoggedDepth: 19m, Difficulty: AOW
GPS: -38.95 146.7
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:54:12 PM
Little remains to be seen of the Lune shipwreck. Her beams and large admiralty anchor are covered in marine growth.
The wooden barque Lune was carrying 750 tons of coal from Newcastle, NSW to Batavia, Dutch East Indies via Melbourne, Victoria. She was sailing with nine crew under the command of Captain J. Malmberg. Off Cape Howe the barque struck West to SW gale force winds and a heavy sea. When the gale subsided the vessel was left in a heavy swell and later a thick fog settled down.
Four days later, Captain Lee of the steamer De Bay, observed signals flying at the light house. He went to the island, took the shipwrecked people on board his vessel and brought them to Melbourne.
Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor