Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Herschel (1908) wreck inspection and Albany area fieldwork 25-29 November 2019

Author/s Anderson, R.

Year of publication 2020

Report Number: No. 332

Between Monday 25 and Friday 29 November 2019, Department of Maritime Archaeology staff and volunteers visited Albany to follow up a report by Mr Marc Payne of an iron shipwreck discovered at Inner Island, near Cape Vancouver 25 km east of Albany. This transpired to be the remains of the scuttled coal hulk Herschel (1857-1908). Inspections of known wreck sites in King George Sound and Oyster Harbour were also undertaken to confirm positions, record conservation data and update site imagery and information.