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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:KOOLIGAAdded:Jul 06, 2015
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Under 3000gt)


Kooliga (I) 1928-1953.

ON: 153922

IDNo: 1153922

Year: 1928


Type: Cargo ship

Flag: AUS

Launch Date: 7.2.28

Date of completion: 3.28

Owner: McIlwraith, McEacharn Ltd., Melbourne.

Builder: Caledon SB & E Co., Dundee.

Link: 1619

Yard No: 317

V1928 #338

GRT: 2,459

LPP: 90.2

Beam: 13.5

1T-10 knots.

1953 BU Shibaura 2.7.53

Details: Miramar Ship Index.

Added detail below by John Hoskings Flotilla Australia

KOOLIGA (1) 2,495 gross tons. Lb: 90.2 x 13.5 metres. Steel single screw steamship built 1928 by Caledon Shipbuilding, Dundee for McIlwraith, McEacharn Ltd., Melbourne. Triple expansion engine with service speed of 10 knots.

July 1928 commenced cargo services from Newcastle, New South Wales to West Australia. Owned by this concern from 1928-1953. Scrapping began at Shibaura on 2nd July 1953.

Photo Credits: The late Allan Green collection Vic Australia
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Annette Bennett on Feb 05, 2016 02:00 (3 years ago)
My father, John Michelsen, sailed on Kooliga 30.1.52 - 27.4.52. Anyone here remember him?
Patagualino on Jul 08, 2015 02:13 (3 years ago)
Greetings Gordy....Yet another little gem built in Scotland....Trading in Australia.
Thanks & BRGDS: Steve.
Mr. DOT on Jul 07, 2015 23:02 (3 years ago)
another hardworking merchantman of old! mrdot.
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