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COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT
LINE of STEAMERS


also known as

AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH LINE

1914-28


Came into existence to serve Australian needs during World War I. These arose from the absence of shipping to move the wheat and wool accumulating in Australia after being acquired by the British Government.The nucleus of the fleet was formed by twenty-three ex-enemy vessels and the 'Austral' vessels, purchased in England in 1915.
At the end of the war six D Class and 13 E Class vessels, built in Australia, joined the fleet to be followed by 5 'Bay' vessels and 2 'Dales', making a total of 64 vessels.
The Commonwealth Government Line of steamers 'allegedly' ceased to be profitable by 1921 and by 1925 the Board of Directors had sold 26 of the ships. By the end of the year, 17 more had been sold, and 4 more were laid up awaiting buyers leaving a fleet of seven.
In the atmosphere of industrial turmoil that existed at the end of 1927 as well as "Spats" Bruce P.M. pro British & anti Australian ownership agenda, it was decided to sell the 7 vessels. Tenders closed in January 1928 and that of the White Star Line, was accepted in April.
The true paper value of the seven ships was around 8 million pounds however "Spats" Bruce 'generously' marked it down 70%. White Star paid deposit just over a half million pounds, then Aberdeen-White Star Line (via Lord Kyslant declaring bankruptcy), defaulted on payment outstanding and Aberdeen Shipping took over, forming the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line
Historical note: since then Stanley Melbourne BRUCE (Spats) became the first Prime Minister to be voted out of his own electorate and leading his political party to complete demise


Note: Excluded from fleet lists are the Biloela, a collier as she was under Royal Australian Navy, the Moruya purchased 1912 and renamed Stuart being resold 1913 to Australian Steamships Ltd (Howard Smith), and non steam vessels, there were a least five 4 masted vessels owned and sold. Also excluded are the Lighthouse Supply vessels as they are recognised on a separate web page


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1914-18
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1918-28

VESSELS SEIZED at COMMENCEMENT of WORLD WAR 1
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ARALUEN
1901-44
BAKARA
1913-56
BAMBRA
1903-27
BAMBRA
at Broome
ARALUEN image & BAMBRA at Broome image courtesy State Library Victoria
both BAKARA & BAMBRA 1st image courtesy State Library New South Wales
ARALUEN 5,513 gross tons. Lb: 128.0 x 16.8 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Wigham Richardson Low Walker as the Scharzfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. Cargo only, held quadruple expansion engine making 11 knots. 1915 seized by Australian Government, renamed Araluen and placed under Commonwealth Line of Steamers. Sold 1924 owners Naigai Kisen K as Daikoku Maru. 1925 renamed Okuni Maru fro same owners. Torpedoed by submarine 20.55N/121.17E 31st August 1944
BAKARA 6,079 gross tons, 5,930 net. Lb: 137.2 x 17.7 metres. Steel single screw refrigerated cargo vessel (steamship) as built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg, Germany as the Cannstatt for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Seized as a war prize by Australian Government 1915, renamed Bakara also carried A41 as war transport vessel. Sold 1925 to N.D.L. (North-German Lloyd) and renamed Witell. 1936 to Hamburg South America Line, 1937 renamed Rosario. 1945 surrendered to Britain, allocated to Denmark and later renamed in 1948 Albertina for Northern Chartering. 1950 renamed Kotka for H.Nielsen. Scuttled mid-Atlantic 23rd July 1956
BAMBRA 3,302 gross tons. Lb: 99.7 x 12.9 metres. Steel twin screw passenger - cargo steamship built as the Prinz Sigismund by Weser ar Bremen for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen 1914. Held twin triple expansion engines producing 298 nominal horsepower, two funnels, service speed = 11.5 knots. Seized at Brisbane by Australia as a war prize at the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. 1915 renamed Bambra, and leased to Western Australia Government's 'Stateships' fleet for service along the Western Australia coastline including as far as Darwin in the Northern Teritory. 1915-19 returned to owners as per Versailles Peace Treaty. Broken up at Rotterdam 29th May 1927

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BARAMBAH
1912-35
BARUNGA
1913-18
BOONAH
1911-40
BOORAL
1905-30
BARAMBAH, BARUNGA (a636443r), BOONAH & BOORAL images courtesy State Library New South Wales
BARAMBAH 5923 gross tons. 449'5" x 58'2". (137.0 x 17.7 metres) Steel single screw steamship by Flensburger Schiffsbau Ges., Flensburg for Deutsche-Australische Linie, Hamburg as the Hobart. Triple expansion engine making 12.5 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at Melbourne renamed Barambah. Became WW1 transport A37. Final voyage from Australia to Falmouth, England, arriving 2nd June 1925 on delivery voyage having being sold 1925 to N.D.L. (Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen) and renamed Justin. May 1935 scrapped at Bremerhaven
BARUNGA 7484 gross tons. Lb 146.9 x 19.1 metres. Steel single screw steamship (cargo-refrigerated) built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Ges., Flensburg for Deutsche-Australische Linie, Hamburg as the Sumatra . 1914 seized by Australia at Sydney renamed Barunga. Held quadruple expansion engine making 12.5 knots. Became WW1 transport A43. Sunk off Bishop rock 49.00N/10.00W 15th July 1918 by U-Boat
BOONAH 5,926 gross tons. Lb: 137.2 x 17.7 metres. Steel single screw steamship (cargo-refrigerated) built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Ges., Flensburg for Deutsche-Australische Linie, Hamburg as the Melbourne . Triple expansion engine making 12.5 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at at Sydney, renamed Boonah. Became WW1 transport A36. Sold 1925 renamed Witram for N.D.L. (Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen). 1936 to Hamburg-South America Line. 1937 renamed Buenos Aires. 1940 torpedoed and sunk (57.00N/11.35E 1.5.40) by HMS Narwhal
BOORAL 4,322 gross tons. Lb: 117.3 x 15.3 metres. Steel single screw steamship built as the Oberhausen by Swan Hunter WR at Low Walker for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Quadruple expansion engine making 12 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at Port Huon, Tasmania renamed Booral. Sold 1926 to Culucundis Costomeni and renamed Atlas for Shipping Dev, Co., London. 1928 sold to E Ladopoulo & Co and renamed Elpidophoros. Wrecked Civitavecchia 20th March 1930 and broken up

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BOORARA
1913-37
BULGA
1903-60
BULLA
1905-43
CALULU
1907-37
BOORARA, BULGA & CALULU images courtesy State Library Victoria
BULLA image courtesy State Library New South Wales
BOORARA 6570 gross tons. Lbd 471.2 x 59.2 x 36.9 ft. (143.6 x 18 metres) Steel single screw cargo only steamship built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack as the Pfalz for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Tripel expansion engine making 12.5 knots. 1914 captured by Britain renamed Boorara. 1915 handed over to the Australian Government's Commonwealth Line and became WW1 transport A36. Sold 1926 renamed Nereus for E Hadjilias, Athens. Wrecked off Cape Beale, Vancouver Is 8th August 1937
BULGA 1,449 gross tons. Lbd: 250'7" x 36'1" x 17'9". (76.4 x 11 metres). Poop deck 24 feet; Bridge 73 feet; Forecastle 34 feet. Steel single screw cargo vessel as built by Howaldts-Werke in Kiel as the Signal for M Jebsen, Apenrade. Triple expansion engine making 10 knots. 1915 Acquired by the Australian Government Line of Steamers and renamed Bulga. Sold 1923 to H C Sleigh, Melbourne renamed Haiyen. 1925 recorded as owned by Moller & Co with ship named as Hai Yen. 1932 owned by USSR Government and renamed Primorye. Deleted from register 1960. Not all records show H C Sleigh as owner, perhaps acted as agents or managers during transition
BULLA 5,099 gross tons. Lb: 124.8 x 16.1 metres. Steel single screw steamship built as the Hessen by Tecklenborg at Geestemunde for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Quadruple expansion engine making 12 knots. 1914 seized by Australia renamed Bulla. Became WW1 transport A45. Sold 1926 to W Schuchmann, Bremerhaven renamed Weissesee. Bombed by aircraft and sunk at Hamburg 25th July 1943
CALULU 4240 gross tons. Lb: 118.2 x 15.5 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg as the Osnabruck for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Triple expansion engine making 12 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at Brisbane renamed Cululu. Sold 1925 to B B Wilshire of Hong Kong. 33 sold to Ming Sing Steamship Co and renamed Sung Peng. Broken up at Shanghai July 1937

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CARAWA
1907-20
CARINA
1907-31
CONARGO
1902-18
COOEE
1907-35
CARINA, CONARGO (as the Altona a636122r), COOEE & CARAWA images courtesy State Library New South Wales
CARAWA 3,530 tons. Lb: 106.7 x 15.2 metres. Steel single screw cargo vessel built as the Turnul by Craggs, Middlesbrough for Hungarian Levant Steamship Co Ltd, Fiume. Triple expansion engine making 9 knots. 1915 renamed Carawa by Australian Government when placed within the Commonwealth Line fleet. Wrecked San Cristobal Islands in the Galagapos Island group 21st March 1920
CARINA 5486 gross tons. Lb 130.6 x 16.6 metres. Cargo only, quadruple expansion engine making 11 knots. Steel single screw steamship built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack as the Greifswald for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Cargo only, quadruple expansion engine making 11 knots. 1914 seized by Australia, 1916 renamed Carina Sold 1926 to C A Stewart, Glasgow renamed Peveril. 1926 sold to G Vergottis, renamed Captain Rokos. Wrecked Anegada Reef, Virgen Gorda 17th February 1931
CONARGO 4312 gross tons. Lb: 114.3 x 14.6 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg as the Altona for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Triple expansion engine making 12 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at Melbourne renamed Conargo. 31st March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat in the Irish Sea (12nm WxN Calf of Man)
COOEE 4224 gross tons. Lb: 117.2 x 15.5 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg as the Neumunster for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Triple expansion engine making 12 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at Fremantle renamed Cooee. Sold 1926 to A B Naxos Prince, Helsinki and renamed Bomarsund. Broken up at Ghent November 1935


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DONGARRA
1906-31
GILGAI
1901-42
MAWATTA
1904-45
MAWATTA
as Germania
MOORA
1906-51
GILGAI image courtesy State Library New South Wales
MAWATTA image courtesy State Library Victoria
MOORA image (179430p) as the Southern King courtesy State Library Queensland
DONGARRA 5,553 gross tons. Lb: 422' x 55'. ( 128.6 x 16.8 metres) Steel single screw steamship built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg as the Stolzenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. Quadruple expansion engine. Service speed 11 knots, Seized August 1914 renamed 1915 as Dongarra. 1925 sold to Petrograd Steamers Ltd (W. Thomson & Co), Leith renamed Kotka. 1927 renamed Benvrackie (same owner as Ben Line). 1931 scrapped at Osaka
GILGAI 5,512 gross tons. Lb: 128.1 x 16.1 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Wigham Richardson at Low Walker as the Wildenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. Quadruple expansion engine. Service speed 11 knots. Later sold to S & E Fili Accami Genoa (Salvatore & Emanuele) and renamed Sursum Corda. 1937 sold to I.N.S.A. and renamed Manon. Sunk by torpedo from submarine 15.00N/80.30E 7th October 1942
MAWATTA 1,096 gross tons. Lbd: 210'6" x 32'7" x 14'6". (64.2 x 10 metres) Steel single screw steamship built by Krupp Germania, Kiel as the Germania for Jaluit Gesellschaft AG, Hamburg. Triple expansion engine. Service speed 10 knots. Became Australian war prize 1914. Renamed Mawatta and leased to Burns Philp & Co 1915-20. Handed back to Australian Government who chartered her 1920 to James Patrick, who then purchased the vessel 1925. Rebuilt at Cockatoo Island Sydney 1926, new midship added. Sold 1928 to Moller & Co renamed Elsie Moller Captured 1941 by japanese navy renamed Esashi Maru. Sunk off Taiwan 29th March 1945
MOORA 5002 gross tons. Lb: 124.8 x 16.1 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Weser, Bremen as the Lothringen for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Quadruple expansion engine. Service speed 12 knots. Cargo only. 1914 seized by Australia renamed Moora. Leased to Indian Government. 1923 owned by Southern Whaling renamed as Southern King. 1936 sold to C Salvesen & Co and renamed Saluta. Broken up at Barrow November 1951 (Note the 'turret' design hull)



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MOORINA
1906-15
PARATTAH
1904-32
TALAWA
1907-35
TOROMEO
1905-33
PARATTAH image (as the Berlin 006421PD) courtesy State Library Western Australia
TALAWA image (a639789r) courtesy State Library New South Wales
TOROMEO image courtesy State Library Victoria
MOORINA 4994 gross tons. Lb: 124.8 x 16.1 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Weser, Bremen as the Thuringen for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Quadruple expansion engine. Service speed 12 knots. 1914 captured by Australian Navy and renamed Moorina. Leased to Indian Government. Torpedoed in the Mediterranean (33.10N/25.10E) with Indian troops aboard, 10th November 1915
PARATTAH 4,196 tons. Lb: 375.6 x 49 feet. (114.5 x 13.9 metres). Steel single screw steamship built by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges., Flensburg as the Berlin for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. Triple expansion engine. 12 knot service speed. 1914 seized by Australia at Sydney renamed Parattah. Sold 1925 to E Marcou, Greece renamed Markakis scrapped at Savonia Italy July 1932
TALAWA 3,834 tons. Lb: 106.4 x 14.9 metres. Steel turret hull, single screw steamship built by Doxford, Pallion as the Wotan for Rhederei AG Oceana (H H Schmidt), Hamburg. Triple expansion engine. Service speed 9 knots. Cargo only. 1915 renamed Talawa by Australian Government when acquired as a war prize. Sold 1923 to Nanyo Kogyo Koshi and renamed Ginsen Maru. 1924 sold to Machida Aijiro renamed Talawa Maru. Scrapped at Japan early 1935
TOROMEO 4,149 tons. Lb: 109.7 x 14.6 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Northumberland, Howden as the Tiberius for C.Andersen, Hamburg. Acquired by Australian Government as a war prize and renamed Toromeo. 1924 owned by Nanyo Kogyo Koshi and renamed Kinsen Maru. 1924 to Machida Aijiro renamed Toromeo Maru Foundered 20.53S/156.54E 14th March 1933


The "AUSTRAL" Vessels
fifteen purchased
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AUSTRALBROOK
1909-44
AUSTRALBUSH
1907-17
AUSTRALCRAG
1907-44
AUSTRALDALE
1907-17
AUSTRALFIELD
1900-26
AUSTRALBROOK image Great Southern Cards
AUSTRALCRAG image courtesy of State Library New South Wales
AUSTRALBROOK 4,336 gross tons. Lb: 114.4 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Cartsdyke Mid as the Strathesk for Strathesk Steam Ship Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Triple expansion engine making 9.5 knots. Cargo only. 1916 purchased by the Australian Government for the Australian Commonwealth Line. Via the Mediterranean, visited the USA November 1916. loading cargo for Australia and New Zealand. Sold 1924 to Matsuoka Kisen and renamed Uga Maru. Torpedoed by submarine 13.23N/120.19E 21st August 1944
AUSTRALBUSH 4398 gross tons. Lb: 114.6 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Hamilton at Glen Yard as the Strathgarry for Strathgarry S.S. Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Triple expansion engine. 1916 purchased by the Australian Government for the Australian Commonwealth Line. April 1917 loaded with rice at Rangoon for Australia. Having taken a cargo of Australian wheat to Le Havre, she was placed in a convoy, only to be torpedoed and sunk 7nm E-N Eddystone near Portsmouth, 17 November 1917
AUSTRALCRAG 4396 gross tons. Lb: 114.7 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by W. Hamilton Ltd, Glasgow as the Strathleven for Strathleven S.S. Co Ltd (Burrell & Son), Glasgow. Triple expansion engine. 9.5 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australcrag. Arrived Fremantle April 1917. Same year, visited Dar-es-Salaam and Mauritius, no doubt en route to Australia. Sold 1924 renamed Misaki Maru. Torpedoed by submarine 15.14N/112.13E 14th November 1944
AUSTRALDALE 4379 gross tons. Lb: 114.7 x 14.6 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Napier & Miller, Old Kilpatrick as the Strathendrick for the Strathendrick S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australdale. Torpedoed and sunk near Spanish coast (45.24N/11.32W ), 19th October 1917 with a cargo of Welsh coal when in a convoy bound for Gibraltar
AUSTRALFIELD 4271 gross tons. Lb: 114.7 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Barclay Curle, Whiteinch as the Vermont for Vermont S.S.Co (Gow, Harrison), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australfield. Sold 1919 to B J Grefstad and renamed Tonstad. 1922 sold to 'Unione' renamed Liberta. wrecked Bolt Head 14th February 1926


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AUSTRALFORD
1907-42
AUSTRALGLEN
1906-43
AUSTRALMEAD
1912-53
AUSTRALMOUNT
1909-44
AUSTRALPEAK
1906-33
All AUSTRAL images except MEAD courtesy of State Library New South Wales
AUSTRALFORD 4403 gross tons. Lb: 114.6 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Grangemouth Grk, Cartsdyke as the Strathavon for Strathavon S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9.5 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australford. 1921 known to have loaded wheat at Deep Water Pier, Portland Victoria. Same year became first ship to load grain at the the 'New Pier', Portland VictoriaSold 1924 to Dokai Kisen renamed Unyo Maru. 1941 sold to Inui Kisen renamed Kenun Maru. Torpedoed by submarine 41.24N/141.50E 24th October 1942
AUSTRALGLEN 4417 gross tons. Lb: 112.8 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Grangemouth Grk, Cartsdyke as the Strathord for Strathord S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australglen. Sold 1924 to Toda Kisen renamed Ginryo Maru. 1928 sold to Sato Shokai renamed Atsuta Maru No.5. 1931 sold to Shiota Yasuzo renamed Kohwa Maru. Torpedoed by submarine 34.15N/137.00E 23rd September 1943
AUSTRALMEAD 4021 gross tons. Lb: 112.8 x 15.6 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by McMillan, Dumbarton as the Kirkoswold for Kyle Transport Co Ltd (Bicket), Liverpool. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australmead. 1924 sold to Pnevmaticos renamed Agia Marina. 1947 sold to J Nurminen renamed Aina Maria Nurminen. Mined 54.34.6N/10.34E 18th July 1953, beached & broken up. 12th December 1953
AUSTRALMOUNT 4338 gross tons. Lb: 114.8 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Hamilton, Glen Yard as the Strathbeg for Strathbeg S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australmount. Sold 1923 to Hamane Shoten and renamed Asaka Maru. Bombed by aircraft 22.37N/120.15E 12th October 1944
AUSTRALPEAK 4432 gross tons. Lb: 112.8 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Grangemouth Grk, Cartsdyke as the Strathspey for Strathspey S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australpeak. Sold 1923 to W Stewart & Co renamed Carspey. 1929 sold to G Neophytos Evanghelos Neophytos. Broken up at Savona 6th April 1933


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AUSTRALPLAIN
1907-51
AUSTRALPOOL
1906-33
AUSTRALPORT
1915-40
AUSTRALRANGE
1907-42
AUSTRALSTREAM
1899-19
AUSTRALPORT image courtesy of State Library Victoria
other AUSTRAL images courtesy of State Library New South Wales
AUSTRALPLAIN 4,454 gross tons. Lb: 117.4 x 15.3 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Henderson, Meadowside as the Ardanmhor for Ardan S.S.Co Ltd (Clark & Service), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 11 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australplain. Became the last of the 'Australs' sold when purchased in 1925 by D Tripcovich & Co. Renamed Andalusia. Broken up at Trieste April 1951
AUSTRALPOOL 4,326 gross tons. 369'8" x 52'2" (112.7 x 15.9 metres). Steel single screw steamship, built by R. Duncan & Co., Glasgow for Strathairly Steamship Co (Burrell & Son), Glasgow as the Strathairlie. Triple expansion engine. 9.5 knots. 1916 sold to Commonwealth Govt Line of Steamers, and renamed Australpool. July 1917 loaded with wheat bags at Calcutta for Australia. Sold 1924 to Matsuoka Kisen and renamed Miho Maru. Wrecked Sakhalin 24th October 1932 and broken up early 1933
AUSTRALPORT 3,570 gross tons. 364'8" x51'5" (111.2 x 15.7 metres) Steel single screw steamship, built by Napier & Miller, Old Kilpatrick Glasgow for Ardan S.S.Co Ltd (Clark & Service), Glasgow, as the Ardangorm. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1916 sold to Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers and renamed Australport. early 1917 saw her at St Vincents, the West Indies coal port. Sold 1923 to Scott Fell of Sydney (Interstate Steamships Ltd) renamed Iron Age. 1925 sold to Livanos Bros, Chios, Greece renamed Eugenia. 1933 sold to J.& A.Hadjipateras, Chios renamed Aghios Nicolaos. 1st October 1940 shelled and sunk by Italian submarine Maggione Francesco Baracca at 40.00N/16.55W
AUSTRALRANGE 4,409 gross tons. Lb: 112.8 x 15.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship built by Duncan, Port Glasgow as the Strathdee for Strathdee S.S.Co Ltd (Burrell), Glasgow. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9.5 knots. 1916 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australrange. Sold 1923 to Sato Shokai renamed Ishikari Maru. 1931 sold to Shoyei Kisen renamed Shokyu Maru. Torpedoed by submarine 32.10N/126.28E 21st February 1942
AUSTRALSTREAM 3,534 gross tons. Lb: 102.9 x 13.9 metres. Steel single screw steamship (originally laid down as the Sangara for Elder Dempster Line) and built by Furness Withy, Middleton as the Daltonhall for West Hartlepool S N Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. Cargo only. Triple expansion engine. 9 knots. 1917 sold to Australian Commonwealth Line renamed Australstream. Sold 1919 to SM Belge renamed General Degoute. 1921 sold to N D Rallias and renamed Dimitrios N Rallias. Broken up at Dunston early 1936


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