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Gordy Ross 09-02-16 07:20 PM

Taroona IMO 5147011
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1935 Built by Stephen & Sons Ltd of Linthouse. Glasgow for Tasmanian Steamers a joint company owned by Union S.S.Co and Huddart Parker Ltd and was 4286 GRT.
She was on the Launceston - Melbourne run.
During WW11 she was used as a fast troop transporter and carried over 93,000 troops in a four year period.

1959 Sold to Typaldos Bros Steam Ship Co of Piraeus. Greece and renamed Hellas.

1963 Registration of Ownership was transferred to Aegean Steam Navigation who were also owned by Typaldos Bros Ltd of Piraeus.

1967 Laid up at Kynossoura and later near Elefsina Piraeus Greece.

1970 Typaldos Bros Ltd collapsed and the vessel was eventually sold by the National Bank of Greece who were the creditors to Nigdelier Hurdacilik Makina Ticaret SA Turkey.

1989 23rd May arrived at Aliaga under tow for demolition.

Details: Thanks to Gary Lane, Oceania Shipping forum

Photo Credits: The Late Allan Green Victoria Australia

Cheers and GB


grahme 24-11-16 05:53 AM

Not so obvious in a B/W photo are her funnel colour markings of Buff and Red which are the House colours of her joint owners , Red -Union Steamship and Buff -Huddart Parker. Sailed on the Bass Strait run 1935- Sept. 1959, with the exception of her war years involvement, 1942-1946

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