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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:GRANTALAAdded:Jan 12, 2013
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
...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

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