25 April 2006

know it all > naval vessel
One of our most historically important naval vessels is rotting in Port Phillip Bay. Built in England, the Cerberus sailed into Port Phillip Bay on April 9, 1871, to take on the role of protecting Melbourne from attack. By the 1920s, design problems and technological advances sent it into retirement. On September 3, 1926, Cerberus was towed to Black Rock to become a breakwater. It lies there today, rusting in 3m of water. On December 14, 2005, the vessel was put on the National Heritage List, ranked higher than the MCG. If you are interested in learning about Cerberus or donating towards to its restoration, you can join the Friends of Cerberus. Visit www.cerberus.com.au