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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:TYALLAAdded:Jul 26, 2015
Location:Adelaide, Australia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)

Australian - ASB

Tyalla 1944-1962.

ON: 181734
IDNo: 1181734
Year: 1945
Type: Repair ship
Flag: GBR
Keel: 18.11.43
Launch Date: 4.9.44
Date of completion: 6.45
Owner: Royal Navy
Builder: Short Bros., Pallion.
Link: 1528
Yard No: 482
V1942/3 #744
GRT: 7,437
DWT: 10,000
LOA: 136.7
LPP: 129.5
Beam: 17.2
1T-10 knots.

Laid down as EMPIRE PERAK for British Govt., GBR Sunderland.

Completed as DULLISK COVE by Smith's Dock.

1947 sold to Haddon SS Co Ltd., GBR London, r/n KEFALONIA. Converted to cargo ship 7,562 grt

1949 sold to Kefalonian SS Co Ltd., GBR London. Same name.

1951 sold to Australian Govt., GBR London, r/n TYALLA

1954 re-registered AUS Melbourne. Same owners & name.

1957 sold to Cambay Prince SS Co Ltd., GBR Hong Kong, r/n WEAR BREEZE

1962 BU Yokosuka 7.62 [Toyomenka] - stranding damage 3.62

Details: Miramar Ship Index.

TYALLA 7,437 gross tons. 5,372 net. Lbd: 447'10" x 56'4" x 26'9". Built 1944 by Short Bros., Sunderland England for Ministry of War Transport UK. Transferred to Royal Navy being launched as HMS Dullisk Cove. Refitted Middlesborough Dock late 1944 and laid up until 1947 when sold to Haddon Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Kefalonia. 1951 sold to the Australian Shipping Board with registry still in UK. July 1951 renamed Tyalla. October 1954 registry (finally) transferred to Australia. March 1957 transferred to the Australian National Line. May 1957 sold to Cambray Prince Steamship Co Ltd., Hong Kong and renamed Wear Breeze. Demolished Japan 1962.

Photo Credits: The late Don Ross collection
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