|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||BAROOTA||Added:||Sep 23, 2011|
||General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)|
1952 - 1970
4,070 gross tons, 2,043 net.
Lbd: 403'4" x 53'2" x 22'7".
Adelaide Steamship Co.
General cargo design steamship built at the Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd, shipyard at Whyalla for the Australian Shipping Board. Her original name was to be Benarson however she was sold on the stocks during early construction in 1950 to this concern and launched as the Baroota during May 1951.
Completed February 1952 with Australian Government as registered owner, and re-registered soon after in Adelaide Steamship Company's name. Apart from an internal company transferral to their Operations division in March 1961,
she was sold May 1961 to South Breeze Navigation Co Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed Adelaide Breeze. August 1961 converted to burn oil as fuel.
1964 transferred to Panama registry being renamed Antonio Regidor. September 1966 sold to Jeep Fatt Shipping Co Ltd S.A. Panama renamed Jeep Lee. Scrapped Hong Kong early 1970 (Baroota- Aboriginal word for 'hunting place')
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: The late Allan Green Vic Australia
Cheers and GB