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KAROOLA

Karoola, 7,368 tons, built 1909 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, seen at Melbourne, scrapped 1937.

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KAROOLA 7,391 gross tons, 4,324 net. Lbd: 420'5" x 56'3" x 24'5". (128.2 x 17.2 metres) Steel twin screw steamship built for McIlwraith, McEacharn Co Pty Ltd. Melbourne by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast and was the largest (at the time) passenger liner on the Australian interstate trade. Twin quadruple expansion = 1140nhp. Became familiar with the Fremantle-west coast area until May 1915 when she was requisitioned as a troop transport carrier, and given A63 as identification. August she was converted to a hospital ship. At the cessation of hostilities, she returned to Australia and worked the East coast until laid up in Sydney 1936. Sold to Shanghai interests and scrapping began March 1937

Regards, Roy.
 

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