Antares

Antares wreck occured 1914 Where: West of Peterborough via Radford's Rd

Radfords Road Peterborough Victoria



Antares wreck occured 1914

Where: West of Peterborough via Radford's Rd

Reported by a young boy who believed he saw flares and the German's were coming. He was ignored and it was an estimated 2 weeks before wreck evidence was discovered by local sheep farmers on 13th December 1914.

The Antares had split lenghtways and the iron hull frames were lying on either side of the keel and covered with the vessels cargo of roofing tiles. The Antares today lies in only 4-6 metres of water and is a little more than 70-80 metres offshore west of the Bay of Islands.