The Troy D undergoing final preparations before scuttling.
Former owner of the Troy D and Managing Director of the Devine Marine Group, Captain Brett Devine, and the ship arriving into its final port of call, Triabunna.
The Troy D's interior - soon to be home for a plethora of marine life.
THE TROY D
Formerly a motorised Barge the "Roy A. Cameron"; converted to a Coastal Trader. Built in 1969 at the State Dockyard, Newcastle, NSW to International Class.
Initially used as a Hopper Barge for service in Port Phillip Bay by the Port of Melbourne Authority for channel and berth maintenance. Then Purchased from the Port of Melbourne Authority by Devine Shipping in mid 1995 and refurbished at Geelong as a bulk carrier for trade on the NSW coast between Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) and Bass Point (south of Wollongong). Grounded at Bass Point at about 19:00 hrs , 1st November 1995. Refloated the next day by the Owners and laid up at Port Jackson Sydney Harbour until 2006.
The “Troy D” was cleaned and prepared as a "Dive Wreck" by Devine Marine in Sydney New South Wales prior to the ship being towed to Triabunna. An independent report on the ships hull and interior was commissioned by the Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerce to ensure that no marine pests were present on the hull prioir to towing.
The boat was cleaned and prepared to guidelines used by the Commonwealth Department of Environment & Heritage (DEH). The formal inspection of the ship carried out by the DEH took place on 18 January 2007.
TROY D Specifications
55.34 metres ( 181' - 6")
10.97 metres; Height 14.33 metres
590 tonnes approximately ( ~ 580 tons )
View the Troy D Wreck Dive's access openings
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View the Troy D Wreck Dive Site mooring setout
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