Likely USS Peary props found in Darwin Harbour


The discovery by a local diver of two large ship propellers on the sea floor of Darwin Harbour has offered a completely new interpretation of the events around the sinking of USS Peary on 19 February, 1942, according to the Northern Territory Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture.

The propellers appear to be made of bronze, are about three metres in diameter and form part of an extensive debris field. They cannot be matched to any ship known to have been lost in Darwin Harbour, other than USS Peary.

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