|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||WEEROONA||Added:||Sep 29, 2012|
||Harbour & tour boats / restaurant vessels|
Type: Passenger ship
Launch Date: 8.6.10
Date of completion: 9.10
Owner: Huddart Parker & Co Pty Ltd., AUS Melbourne.
Builder: Inglis, Pointhouse.
Yard No: 290
Starke: V1910 #587
1912 to Bay Steamers Pty Ltd., AUS Melbourne. Same name.
1951 BU Kerosene Bay, Sydney 1951
WEEROONA 1,412 gross tons, 623 net. Paddle Steamer. Transferred to Bay Steamers Ltd, Melbourne also owned by Huddart Parker. Operated as an excursion steamer under Bay Steamers Ltd., colours in the Port Phillip Bay trade from 1910-1942. Served as a hospital ship in World War II. 1942 requisitioned by the US Army small ships fleet. 1945 Australian Government took control. Dismantled at Berry's Bay, New South Wales in 1951.
Photo Credits: The late Allan Green Collection Vic Australia
Cheers and GB