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Robertina 1859


Robertina 1859

Robertina Brig, 213 tons. Built Greenock 1843. Reg Melbourne. Lbd 86.7 x 20.3 x 14.9 ft. Struck and lost on Murray Reef, WA, 2 November 1859. Twelve crew and seven passengers escaped. The wreck was relocated in 1987.

The Robertina was a 213-ton wooden brig. Her cargo on the voyage when she was wrecked near Mmray Reefs was timber, flour and whale oil. Her captain, Davis was charged but not found guilty of neglect of duty. The crew members and 7 passengers on the ship had little time to reach the boats because it sank immediately. The cargo was sold at an auction.

Research by students from Rockingham Senior High School

Recreational dive information: The site lies at the end of the Murray Reef group approximately 2.2 kilometres offshore, Max Depth 4.6 meters. Visibility unknown, approximate position is GPS: S 32°23.6737, E 115°40.7488


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Any boat with divers operating from it must always display signals by day or night to inform other boat users. visit iMarine for more information.

Recreational fishing information: Fishing is unknown around this wreck, please re frame from dropping your anchor on to the wreck, help preserve the wreck by doing the right thing


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