During 13½ years of service the Wimmera experienced her fair share of mishaps. Some were only of a minor nature and simply involved the failure of equipment or negligence. Many incidents however, involved damage sustained in rough seas and several had potentially serious consequences.

There were also other moments in the Wimmera’s life when she happened to be in the same place at the same time as other events or occasions. In some of these she was involved but in others the vessel was just simply present, adding to the kaleidoscope of activities that touched the people of her time.

© Ralph L. Sanderson 2004-2021