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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:BOONAHAdded:Sep 22, 2011
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Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Over 3000gt)
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BOONAH

Australian

1911 - 1940

5,926 gross tons.

AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT LINE

Lb: 137.2 x 17.7 metres. Steel single screw steamship (cargo-refrigerated) built by Flensburger Schiffsbau Ges., Flensburg for Deutsche-Australische Linie, Hamburg as the Melbourne .

Triple expansion engine making 12.5 knots. 1914 seized by Australia at at Sydney, renamed Boonah. Became WW1 transport A36. Sold 1925 renamed Witram for N.D.L. (Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen).

1936 to Hamburg-South America Line. 1937 renamed Buenos Aires. 1940 torpedoed and sunk (57.00N/11.35E 1.5.40) by HMS Narwhal

Information supplied by John Hoskin: http://www.flotilla-australia.com/

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Photo Credits: The late Allan Green Vic Australia

Cheers and GB

Gordy
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