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Old 06-02-16, 10:25 PM
Gordy Ross Gordy Ross is offline
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Built 1931 - 67

2,693 gross tons, 1,598 net.

Lbd: 288'2" x 43'7" x 22'9". Steel motorship built by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen for this concern as a passenger
ship carrying 140-150 passengers. Diesel engine = 1,400 ihp. Service speed of 14 knots.

Mostly serviced the Spencer Gulf trade and briefly engaged upon the Bass Strait run from June 6th 1955 until
December 8th 1955 when relieving the steamship Taroona (whilst undergoing repairs) in servicing Melbourne -
Launceston. Sold late December to Greek interests and renamed Lydia. 1967 sold to French interests who removed the
engine and beached the hull at Perpignan, Southern France as a Casino/nightclub

Information gratefully supplied by John Hoskins:

Photo Credits: The late Don Ross Collection

Cheers and GB

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