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History

Selje

THE Norwegian steel steamship Selje was homeward bound from Melbourne with 114,000 bags of wheat on board when it was rammed by SS Kaituna. A huge hole was gouged in the Selje, a few miles south-west of Cape Otway in clear weather on March 30, 1929.

The boat sank 20 minutes after the collision. The Kaituna stood by to assist and the entire crew was saved. (Source: Shipwrecks of Victoria)