Cerberus has rested in three metres of water at Half Moon Bay since being scuttled to form a breakwater in 1926. To the casual observer there appeared to be no deterioration until a major collapse took place in 1993. Since then Cerberus has continued to collapse at a rate of approximately 16 mm per year.
The aim of Friends of the Cerberus is to use the $500,000 grant received from the Federal Government to brace the gun turrets so as to prevent Cerberus from collapsing.
At this stage of the campaign we are not launching a public appeal. Our approach is to raise a substantial amount of funds via Funding Bodies and Organisation contributions first. Until this has been achieved, some of the ways in which assistance can be given are:
1: Making suggestions regarding sources of further funding.
2: Making suggestions regarding possible Corporate Sponsorship.
3: Supplying information or anecdotes regarding the ship or crew.
4: Loaning photos for copying. (Originals will naturally be returned)
5: Supplying information regarding Cerberus relics.
6: Keeping up to date by joining the Victorian Navy.
7: Suggest other ways to help save Cerberus.
8: Publicise the website (& hence the cause) by sending a sample newsletter, sending a Cerberus Greeting Card, pinning up a Website Advertisement, or downloading a Cerberus Screensaver or Desktop Wallpaper.
9: Posting a message on the Cerberus Guestmap.
10: Purchase from our on-line store.
| towards the campaign to save the Cerberus.
We can be contacted either via the contact form or via our postal address below:
Friends of the Cerberus Inc.,
PO Box 1231,