Batman

Batman
Technical training and equipment required
42m – 46m
The Batman was a stem driven iron hopper barge built in 1869. She is an overall length of 154 ft, a beam of 26 ft and a draught of 12 ft giving her a displacement of 388 tons. She was a sister ship to the Fawkner. In 1906 she was involved in a collision with the flora in the Yarra River. On July 10th 1915 under the command of Captain Charman. She was involved in another collision this time with the Awora again on the Yarra River. On August 27 1915 she collided with the steam ship Casino off Point Gellibrand (Williamstown) She was finally scuttled on May 20 1930 in the ships graveyard. She now lies in less than 50 metres of water facing North South with her bow toward the North.
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