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 during the Second World War. She was carrying 80 tons of condemned ammunition when she 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, New South Wales, Australia, on 9 June 1945.[1]

The Australian 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.