MV Tassie III

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MV Tassie III (S-77) was a 120 ton steel motor vessel, which was requisitioned by the United States Army Small Ships during the Second World War and was carrying 80 tons of condemned ammunition and was wrecked 28°38′20″S 153°36′50″E / 28.638795°S 153.613906°E / -28.638795; 153.613906Coordinates: 28°38′20″S 153°36′50″E / 28.638795°S 153.613906°E / -28.638795; 153.613906 while sheltering at the jetty at Byron Bay on 9 June 1945.[1] The salvage tug Tancred salvaged most of the ammunition from the wreck in 1946.[2]


  1. ^ "Tassie III". Heritage Branch, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Government. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Further delay in ship salvage". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld), Wednesday 23 January 1946. p.3. Retrieved 12 October 2011.