The Iron Knight (ship): identity discovered

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THE deep waters off Bermagui continue to give up some their secrets with specialist divers in recent months positively identifying the shipwreck of the Iron Knight.

While trawlers have for decades known about the shipwreck located due east off Bermagui, the Iron Knight has now been formerly declared a protected site with relatives of the lost sailors able to lay flowers at the site of sinking.

The ship was transporting iron ore and associated materials up the coast on February 8, 1943 when its convoy was attacked by a Japanese submarine with torpedoes hitting the ship.

The Iron Knight sank quickly in 125 metres of water with 36 of its 50 crew not able to escape a watery grave.

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