The wreck of a ship that claimed 14 lives when it sank in a devastating storm off the coast of Australia almost 102 years in the past has been found.
Nyora, a big steam tug, was towing ‘Astoria,’ an American Four-masted motor crusing ship, when she sank 31 miles off the coast of Cape Jaffa, South Australia, in keeping with YouTube channel ScubaCrave (OzDiverDown), which posted the footage.
“Heavy seas smashed within the engine room door and the tug began to sink stern first,” ScubaCrave wrote in an outline. 9 Information studies that the invention was made by diver Steve Saville after years of analysis.
MYSTERIOUS 19TH-CENTURY SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED BY ACCIDENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
The tug sank on July 9, 1917, and solely two crew members survived the sinking. The next day, they had been rescued from a damaged lifeboat by the keepers of the Margaret Brock Reef Lighthouse. Medals had been awarded to the lighthouse keepers for his or her bravery.
Astoria survived the storm that sank Nyora.
ScubaCrave studies that descendants of the Nyora’s survivors have been knowledgeable in regards to the discovery, as have the descendants of one of many lighthouse keepers concerned within the rescue.
ANCHOR FROM ‘MOST VALUABLE SHIPWRECK IN HISTORY’ FOUND
Different shipwrecks have been garnering loads of consideration just lately. Earlier this month, the creepy skeleton of an 86-year-old shipwreck was revealed by the shifting sands of a North Carolina seashore.
A mysterious 19th-century shipwreck was additionally just lately found by researchers testing underwater drone tools within the Gulf of Mexico.
Earlier this yr, an anchor from a treasure-laden 17th-century shipwreck was discovered off the coast of the U.Okay.
Elsewhere, a seek for transport containers that fell off a service provider ship throughout a storm led to the invention of a historic 16th-century shipwreck off the Dutch coast.
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