John Robb

Location: Grange
State: SA
Date Sank: 1954
Construction Material: Iron
Max Depth: 22
Average Depth: 20
Average Visibility: 15
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Access Type: BOAT
Directions: 34.766667 Lat 138.45 Long Off the Wonga Shoal Light Beacon, A few k's off Grange beach.
Wreck Description: The John Robb was built in Port Adelaide in 1879. She was sailing from Edithburgh to Pt Adelaide, on 24/4/1954, with a load of Barley when she hit a tug, and sank, in just over 20 metres of water. She sits on sand, so apart from the wreck, and the fishlife, there is nothing else in the area to dive on. There are quite a few ribs at either end, that come up a few metres from the bottom. The two engines are sitting on the bottom, near the rear of the wreck. Every dive i've done there so far, there has been a pair of eels under the engines. A definate highlight of the dive for me. There are quite often schools of whiting around, as well as quite a few other fish. There is a memorial plaque, just off the northwest corner (just out of visible sight), and a little way off the southern side of it, the anchor sits, in the middle of the sand. Its quite a big anchor, and well worth the look, if you can find it. Due to the distance from shore, the viz is usually quite good.