|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||YANDRA||Added:||Jun 04, 2011|
||Wrecks & Relics|
990 gross tons.
Lbd 211'1" x 35'2" x 11'9".
Steel single screw motorship built by Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1928. Arrived to Australia on 23 October 1928.
Coast Steamships Ltd. Passenger accommodation - 16 (later 4) first class. Requisitioned June 1940 as a Minesweeper & anti-submarine vessel as commissioned 22 September 1940, renamed HMAS Yandra.
Rammed Japanese midget submarine (M21 - Matsuo) at least once and followed through with 6 depth charges during the daring night raid on Sydney Harbour 31 May 1942. Although the submarine made it further within the harbour, it could not release torpedoes owing to severe hull bow cage buckling, thought to be caused by the actions of the Yandra.
Post War resumed peacetime services on the South Australian Gulfs. Ran aground in dense fog on a rocky island in the Neptune Group near the entrance to Spencer Gulf, 24 January 1959 and written off. Yandra means "All alike"
Information supplied by John Hoskin: http://www.flotilla-australia.com/
Details posted may not be wholly correct, if you have further details please add it
Photo Credits: Mark Churchman (old shipmate buddy of mine)
Cheers and GB
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