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PHOTOS BY BILL BILLETT & ALLAN TRINCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
INTERIOR SHOTS OF CERBERUS . . . by Bill Billett
 
  
The white marks in the middle of the photo (left) are rust holes. (Right) A large hole in the ship's side.
 
  
(Left) The wheeled traverse of a Cowper Cole turret. (Right) Another interior shot.
 
  
Two of the ship's four 10-inch Rifled Muzzle Loading (RML) guns.
 
  
(Left). Close up of one of the guns. (Right) The deck of the ship.
 
  
Two views from the remaining superstructure.
 
Another view of the deck of Cerberus.
 
NOTE: These photos were taken in 1994,
before the ship became unstable and
before visiting her was prohibited.
 
ALLAN TRINCA'S GREAT ADVENTURE (29 February 2000)
Further deterioration as Cerberus lists to Port
I had the opportunity to visit the Cerberus today. Bayside City Council, at short notice
gave me the opportunity when a six-monthly survey was being conducted.
Cerberus is listing to Port. Each six months the surveyors review this list. They found
today that it had listed another 50 mm making 100 mm or 4 inches in one year.
I found the Cerberus in a great state of decline and quite dangerous. The birds have
littered the deck with droppings and when wet is extremely slippery. Most of the
openings have been sealed with steel mesh. One cannot get too close to inspect the
guns for example all of which appear to be intact.
I therefore had great difficulty in getting useful photographs.
 
The ship's list to Port
Photo taken while standing on gun turret showing list to port.
 
Looking toward the stern
Looking towards the stern
 
View towards the bow
Looking towards the bow
  
Warning notice attached to funnel
Notice attached to funnel
 
View of the guns and protective mesh
View of the guns looking through the protective
wire mesh. The guns have been removed.
 
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