|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||YARRUNGA||Added:||Jan 05, 2016|
||General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)|
...shown here on the Port River, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Length 329ft 10ins
Beam 48ft 6ins
Draft 21ft 4ins
DW 4750 Powered by Single Screw 4 cylinder Lentz Type Compound Steam Engine this being built in 1948 by N.S.W. Government Engineering and Shipbuilding Undertaking ( State Dockyard) of Newcastle.
1955 Completed by Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd of Whyalla for the Australian Shipping Board and named Yarrunga.
1957 Transferred to the Australian National Line.
1970 Bareboat chartered to Western Australian State Shipping Commission.
1971 Sold to Corona Navigation Co SA of Panama and renamed Unicorn.
1974 Purchased by Regan Shipping Co Ltd of Panama and renamed Good Hope.
1975 Whilst on a voyage from Singapore to Basra with a cargo of timber a fire broke out in the engine room and she eventually sank in the Persian Gulf approx 65 miles north of Ras Tannurah on the 4th April.
Photo Credits: The late Don Ross Collection