|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||MONTORO||Added:||Dec 06, 2013|
||General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)|
1911 - 55
4,088 gross tons, 2521 net.
Lbd: 360'9" x 47'2" x 23'8". (109.9 x 14.4 metres) on: 131499. Steel steamship, passenger-cargo built
by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Port Glasgow specifically for this company. Single screw,
triple expansion engine 661nhp making 12 knots. She replaced the aging 'Guthrie' on the Singapore run.
Maiden voyage being in March 1912. Capable of 100 first class & 40 second class passenger
11th October 1923, a little past midnight she managed to seat herself squarely upon Young Reef, 140
miles south of Thursday Island. Two vessels towing and her own engines at full astern, plus a
multitude of persons jumping up and down on the stern creating a rocking motion, saw her freed from
the reef, and she was able to make for port under her own power.
1925 replaced by the newer 'Malabar' and placed upon the Australia - Papua-New Guinea run.
For most of 1936 saw her in Morts Dry Dock, Sydney for major refit with second class accomodation
removed, Australian Manning regulations being adhered to and given Sydney registry. Served WW2.
Resumed New Guinea service until sold 1948 to Wah Shang SS Co, Singapore and renamed Haven.
Scrapped Sakai, Japan January 1955
Information supplied by John E. Hoskin www.flotilla-australia.com/
PS The above may not be wholly correct, if you have further details please add it below...Thank you!
Photo Credits: The late Allan Green Collection Vic Australia
Cheers and GB