MV “Victoria” Wrecked On Tunkalilla Beach, South Australia
MV “Victoria” Wrecked On Tunkalilla Beach, South Australia
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MV “Victoria” Wrecked On Tunkalilla Beach, South Australia

1934. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned in ink on original backing below image, 15.7 x 39.8cm. Uneven edges, slight silvering, creases, scuffing.

Caption continues “Steamship Company Orient Ltd, Copenhagen. 5th October 1934.”

Danish motor vessel Victoria ran aground Tunkalilla Beach in October 1934 during a storm. Despite attempts to free her with tugs, the ship broke up under the heavy pounding of waves. Crew members were winched ashore by a flying fox rigged from the beach. The ship was carrying 6000 tons of rock phosphate in its cargo. Ref: The Recorder (SA), 10.10.1934; Victor Harbour Times (SA), 7.2.1986.

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Item #CL198-111

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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