Ozone (paddle steamer)
Ozone passing Pile Light, Port Phillip (Unknown c.1910).
|Operator:||Bay Excursion Company|
|Builder:||Napier, Shanks & Bell, Glasgow|
|Length:||260 ft (79 m)|
|Beam:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Height:||10.6 ft (3.2 m)|
In 1894, she was involved in another collision, this time with the vessel May, in Port Phillip Bay.
The Ozone was withdrawn from service in 1918 and was sold to Melbourne shipbreaker J. Hill in March 1925. In October 1925 she was dismantled and her hull was sunk off-shore at Indented Head to form a breakwater for small craft.
The wreck is gradually eroding away. In April 1991, the starboard paddle wheel collapsed, dramatically changing the configuration of the remains. One of Ozone's two anchors has been incorporated into an historical monument, which stands on the cliff-top near Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, overlooking the wreck.
The wreckage of the Ozone remains visible about 50 metres offshore at Indented Head. The wreck is an easy shallow dive.
- "Ozone Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number S511". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria.
- Charlesworth, Peter. "Ozone 1886-1925". Maritime Archaeology Association of Victoria. Retrieved 2015-01-23.