BRISBANE, Wed: When the minesweeper Warrnambool was sunk by a mine off Queensland last September, her captain, Commander A. J. Travis, little thought that he
would retrieve anything from the wreck.
However, a diver was recently sent to examine the ship, and recovered a number of important things.
Most important were confidential papers, which had been preserved in a watertight safe.
With the papers, the diver brought up a number of beer mugs and a bottle of nicely chilled
beer from the ship’s refrigerator.
– The Daily News (Perth, WA) Wednesday 23 June 1948.