SS City of Launceston (1863 - 1865)
SS City of Launceston was a 368 ton Clyde-built steamship built to order for the fledgling Launceston and Melbourne Steam Navigation Company. Its early role in colonial steam shipping was the forerunner of the Bass Strait ferry service.
Oak samples, possibly connected with an historic shipwreck were discovered buried deep in sand dunes near Warrnambool. Could they be the last remains of the legendary "Mahogany Ship"?
Loch Ard bell
The ship's bell is one of the most important fittings on a ship. It sounded the time and watches, regulating the daily routine of life on board. This bell is the Loch Ard's main bell.
The record-breaking Lightning was one of the world's best known extreme clipper ships. The Lightning survey project uncovered evidence of the wreck in Corio Bay, Geelong.
Early on the morning of January 2 1841 the paddle steamer PS Clonmel, shuddered to a halt on a sand bar at the entrance of what is now known as Port Albert.
The former flagship of the Victorian Colonial Navy, HMVS Cerberus is internationally significant as a surviving example of a turret ship, or breastwork monitor class of warship.