Side Scan Images - Long Reef Scuttled

Off Dee Why "Ship Reef"

Many hundreds of obsolete vessels have been dumped at sea or abandoned off Australia. Long Reef has been a home to many of these vessels that have been deliberately scuttled, this Ship Reef occured off Narrabeen in the 1970’s and 1980’s to help form a reef/marine habitat for fish.

Long Reef Fair Chart

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Hopper Barge #1 (unidentified)

Another Dumb Hopper Barge from the the NSW Maritime Services Board

Image 500 kHz at a range of 150 meters 50 m off port 41 meters long and 5-6 meters proud of the bottom

Hopper Barge No 1

Zoomed out with some sort of wreckage on the Starboard channel directly in front of the barge

Hopper Barge #2 (unidentified)

Another Dumb Hopper Barge from the the NSW Maritime Services Board

The top image is unidentified Hopper Barge #2 while the the lower image is the unidentified Hopper Barge #1

Image 500 kHz at a range of 150 meters 50 m off port

Hopper Barge No 2

Hopper Barge #3 (unidentified) AKA "Daryl"

Another Dumb Hopper Barge from the the NSW Maritime Services Board

The top image is unidentified Hopper Barge #3 while the the lower image is the unidentified Hopper Barge #2

Hopper Barge No 3 and No 2

Hopper Barge #3 (unidentified) AKA "Daryl" Image 500 kHz at a range of 150 meters 20 m off Starboard side

Hopper Barge No3 Daryl

Barge 656

A Dumb Hopper Barge, the steel barge was 206 t, and Built in 1957 it was owned by the NSW Maritime Services Board with the vessel scuttled at Narrabeen Artifical Reef, June 10, 1980

Image Below a 100 kHz scan at a range of 150 metersvessel 70 m off Starboard side of the side scan and the wreck 42 meters long, and 3-4 meters proud of the bottom

Dumb Hopper Barge 656

Same image as above zoomed in (note small object approximately 25 m off western end of vessel)

Dee Why & Meggol (Doomba)

DEE WHY S ss, 799 g, ON155336, 220.0 x 36.1 x 14.8, B.1928 (5) Napier & Miller Ltd, Glasgow. 3X (4cyl) D&W Henderson & Co, Glasgow. double ended ferry. Owner: Pt.Jackson & Manly S.S.CO, reg. Sydney. Sold to Stride Brothers for scrapping July 1968 and remains scuttled to form artificial reef May 25, 1976, off Long Reef

you can go to Michael McFadyens website for info on the Dee Why

DOOMBA S tss 750 g, 264 n, ON147468, 219.4 x 28.6 x 16.8, B.1919 Wm.Simons & Co. Renfrew. 2 x 3X 1800 ihp as HMS WEXFORD, sold 1923 for use as excursion steamer to Brisbane Tug & SS CO in 1923. Taken up for war service 1940. Sold by RAN Feb.1947 and converted into lighter named MEGGOL and laid up 1970. Scuttled near Dee Why Dec. 9, 1976

you can go to Michael McFadyens website for info on the Meggol

Image 100 kHz at a range of 150 meters 30 m off Starboard 4-5 meters proud of the bottom

Dee Why

Running over the top of the Meggol Image 500 kHz at a range of 150 meters

Dee Why and Meggol