Centaur Identified

Date: 8/2/2010

Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur was positively identified with high definition video footage. Shipwreck hunter David Mearns found the Centaur wreck 48km east of the southern tip of Moreton Island at a depth of 2,059 metres. Mr Mearns positively identified the ship’s red cross, a distinctive star on the bow, and a corroded identification number 47. The Centaur was torpedoed in 1943 by a Japanese submarine off the Queensland coast during World War II, killing 268 of the 332 people on board.


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