It was 'Australian Trader' similar hull to Empress of Australia but with reduced superstructure and no sheer. Commissioned RAN in 1987. Reference - Peter Plowman 'Passenger Ships of Australia & New Zealand, Vol 2 (Doubleday Aust P/L 1981) Definitely not the Incat ferry, although I believe one such did become HMAS>
HMAS Jervis Bay (2) was never a "SEACAT" this is a generic Hoverspeed term for early 74m craft and possibly a couple of 81m craft (038 & 041) and not correct for any other craft of the Incat stable. Jervis Bay (2) - Incat 045, last 86 m high speed catamaran built before embarking on the next generation of 91m craft. Currently in operation on the Dover to Boulogne route with Speedferries and named Speedone.
She was AUSTRALIAN TRADER '77
HMAS JERVIS BAY '94 J
JERVIS BAY '95
AGIOS ANDREAS '03
AJMAN LEADER '04
ferry AJMAN CITY..Aqaba Jordan/
At the same site (Shipspotting..scrapped ships) you will also find photos of the 'Princess of Tasmania' and 'HMAS Stalwart' being scrapped. You have to go through all the photos as they are NOT shown under there names so a search engine is no use.....Happy browsing.
I think it may have been the Empress Of Australia, or Princess of Tasmania.
With second thoughts - it could have been the Australian Trader, that was owned by ANL it took cargo from Hobart.
Regards Rob Woolley.
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