SS Saros

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SS Saros
SS Saros Stevage.jpg
History
Owner: Australian Steamships Company
Port of registry:  Australia
Builder: W. Gray Co Ltd.
Laid down: 1910
Identification: Official number: 128911
Fate: Aground 1937
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 2044 tons
Length: 350.1 ft (106.7 m)
Beam: 46.5 ft (14.2 m)
Depth: 22.4 ft (6.8 m)
Installed power: Steam
Propulsion: Screw
Crew: 39

SS Saros was a 2044-ton steamship which was wrecked at Point Hicks, in what is now Croajingolong National Park. Helmed by a Captain Aitken, it left Geelong bound for Sydney on 23 December 1937, but ran aground in heavy fog. All crew on board were rescued after a distress signal brought assistance from other ships.[1][2]

Remnants from the wreckage are still visible to walkers in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shipwrecks of Victoria". Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  2. ^ "SS Saros Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number S610". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria.

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Coordinates: 37°48′13″S 149°16′31″E / 37.80361°S 149.27528°E / -37.80361; 149.27528