USS Peary

Harbour wrecks in net war


By Matt Cunningham

WWII memorabilia believed to have been taken from a protected Darwin shipwreck is being offered for sale on the Internet. 

A Melbourne vendor is asking more than $200 for the World War II ship compass, which he believes came from either the USS Peary or the USAT Meigs.

But his bid for quick cash has hit a snag, with the NT Government asking Internet auction site eBay to remove the item until it authenticity can be verified.

The vendor claims he bought the compass from an antique dealer in Darwin eight years ago.