My name is Minmi and I got wrecked!

PeterB666

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The SS Minmi was a relatively young (just 10 years old) collier returning from Melbourne to Newcastle found itself in heavy seas and dense fog off Botany Bay. The ship struck the outside of Cape Banks, on the outer northern headland of Botany Bay near La Perouse. The ship split into two and the stern of the ship wound up on the inside of Cape Banks (i.e. just inside the bay).

That was the 8th May, 1937 and this is what is left now ...

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Cape Banks Shipwreck - SS Minmi 02 by peterb666, on Flickr

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Cape Banks Shipwreck - SS Minmi 03 by peterb666, on Flickr

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Cape Banks Shipwreck - SS Minmi 09 by peterb666, on Flickr

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Cape Banks Shipwreck - SS Minmi 07 by peterb666, on Flickr

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Cape Banks Shipwreck - SS Minmi 06 by peterb666, on Flickr

Photos taken with an Olympus E-P1 and M.Zuiko 9-18mm and 14-42mm lenses.
 

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