Cheynes II Shipwreck- Albany, Western Australia.Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Cheynes II derelict wreck in Princess Royal Harbour. An ex Whale Chaser for the Cheynes Bay Whaling Station, the last whaling station to be operational in Western Australia.
-The 440 ton steam whale chaser Cheynes II was built by the Smiths Dock and Engine Company of Teeseburgh, Middlesbrough. It was originally named the Thorbryn and operated by a Norwegian based whaling company. Between 1962-63 it was owned by Whale Products Co. of Queensland and named Looma II. In 1963 it was bought by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Co, renamed Cheynes II and was engaged in whaling operations in Albany until the company ceased operations in 1978. In 1992 after having been stripped of fittings and lying derelict at the Albany Town Jetty, the Cheynes II broke loose from its moorings in a gale, and grounded on a sandbank in Princess Royal Harbour in 3-4 metres depth. http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/maritime-archaeology-db/wrecks/id-963