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Old 02-02-16, 10:44 PM
Gordy Ross Gordy Ross is offline
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Default Iron Crown IDNo 1151806

...shown here on the River Yarra in Melbourne Australia


1923 - 42

3,353 gross tons.

Laid down at Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria as the Euroa for Australian Government but transferred ownership during construction to William Scott Fell & Co. (later Interstate Steamships). Scott, Fell also managed BHP ships at the time, and this ship continued under charter to BHP, renamed Iron Crown, registered at Sydney. Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I.24, near Gabo Island 4 June 1942.

The vessel sank within minutes, taking thirty-seven of the crew, including her captain, to their deaths. Only five survivors


Information supplied by John E. Hoskin

PS The above may not be wholly correct, if you have further details please add it below...Thank you!

Photo Credits: The late Allan Green collection Vic Australia

Cheers and GB

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