FISHING BOAT DESTROYED BY
A SEA MINE
AT RIB REEF, OFF TOWNSVILLE
ON 24 NOVEMBER 1946
Fishing boat "Topsy A" (Naval Auxiliary Patrol vessel), was destroyed by a sea mine at Rib Reef (18° 28.914'S, 146° 52.738'E) off Townsville on 24 November 1946. Members of the crew were killed. A Police report on this incidents and details of the compensation to crew members' dependents is held in the Brisbane office of the National Archives.
Scientists from AIMS hunt for plane wreck
using underwater ‘Rover’ at Rib Reef
Can anyone help me with more information?
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