WWII Hospital ship found off Queensland

The AHS Centaur, a hospital ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in May 1943 has been found near Brisbane in 2059m of water. There were 332 people on board when it was hit and only 64 survived. The wreck is located about 30 nautical miles east of the southern tip of Moreton Island. Filming of the wreck from an ROV is due to start in January according to David Mearns, the search director.

There are more details on the Sydney Morning Herald website.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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