|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||GRANTALA||Added:||Jan 12, 2013|
...Victorian tug James Patterson following
1904 - 1934
3,655 gross tons, 1.787 net.
Lbd: 350' x 45'2" x 27'2". Steel passenger steamship built by Armstrong Whitworth & Co. at Newcastle on Tyne. Of triple expansion engine = 690nhp. Coal fired boilers = 180psi.
Service speed of 15 knots and capable of 225 passenger accomodation as designed for the interstate trade. Sistership Yongala. Served as a hospital ship 1914. WW1, supported the Expeditionary Force landing in Rabaul.
Sold/transferred November 1915 to Red Funnel Shipping Co Ltd. Renamed Figuig and sold to Compagnie General Transatlantique (CGT) Bordeaux in 1920. Scrapped in Italy 1934 Grantala- Aboriginal word for 'Big')
Photo Credits: State Library of Victoria Aust
Details: Flotilla Australia
Cheers and GB