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In the waters south of Kangaroo Island lie two Adelaide Steam Ship Company vessels which ended their days afloat as targets for the Australian armed services.

In 1934 the hulk Pam was anchored south west of Cape Hart and used for gunnery practice by HMAS Australia and HMAS Canberra. Sixteen years later the coastal steamer Quorna was towed east of Cape Hart and deliberately bombed by the RAAF during 'Operation Lame Duck'.

Both vessels lie in approximately 50m of water with the exact location of each wreck unknown.

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iron barque

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steel screw steamer

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