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Historic Value: The place marks the final resting site of the S. Kwinana, a former State Shipping Vessel that was driven ashore in after breaking its moorings at Garden Island and being blown across Cockburn Sound.
The place comprises the rusting shell of a steel ship hull, which has been cut down to water level and filled with concrete to form a Single women wants real sex Ellensburg. The pointed form of the hull is still evident, although there is more concrete and stone indicating the shape than steel, and the structure extends out into the bay of Kwinana Beach for a length of approximately 5 metres.
A jetty is located immediately south of the wreck, extending from the slight promontory that connects the two structures.
As the S. Darius, the ship was mainly used to transport horses to the Imperial forces in India, however as S. Kwinana it was used primarily to transport cattle from the north west of WA to Robb Jetty.
Between andwhen the S. Kwinana finally sank, the ship encountered numerous incidents which left it damaged, including scraping the bottom of the hull, hitting rocks, and a fire in the coal bunkers. Having been almost completely gutted by fire init was decided to escort the ship to Fremantle to be made seaworthy again, however during this voyage, the S.
Kwinana collided with S. Port Stephens and eventually had to be towed into the harbour.
Upon arrival, the restoration of the S. Kwinana was deemed uneconomical, and the ship was stripped of any fittings of value.
After an unsuccessful attempt to sell the ship, it was decided to tow S. Kwinana to Careening Bay, Garden Island, however it was this voyage that was her last.
During Mayfollowing a north-westerly gale, S. Kwinana broke her moorings and kwimana blown across Cockburn Sound to her final resting place, now known as Kwinana Beach.
Later the centre was filled with limestone to form a platform. This information is provided voluntarily as a public service.
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Author City of Kwinana. Place Physical Description The place comprises the rusting shell of a steel ship hull, which has been cut down to water level and filled with concrete to form a platform.
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