Early in 2007 Friends of the Cerberus was approached by Matthew Manifold of Mammoth Movers who believes that his company can move Cerberus to a land based location. Although skeptical at first, further discussions indicated that the idea was worth pursuing. We therefore organised a meeting between representatives from Mammoth Movers, Heritage Victoria, the National Trust of Victoria and ourselves in August of 2008. What eventuated was a fascinating explanation of the process involved. Suffice to say that all present were very impressed and concluded that Mammoth Movers has the technical expertise to move structures the size of Cerberus.
It was decided to undertake a feasibility study to ascertain the costs involved in moving Cerberus onto land. Before the study can proceed we need to identify two possible locations where Cerberus can be moved to. At this stage we have had initial discussions with the owners of two possible locations close to Melbourne.
Accessible for public viewing (both access to Cerberus & parking issues)
Ability to preserve or even restore sections of the ship
Ability to display relics on board the ship
Cerberus, itself, could be the focus of a display on Australia's colonial navies.
German U Boat U-505 Museum
with video of U-505 being moved
Moving C.A. Thayer
Australian Corvett HMAS Whyalla Maritime Museum