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Photographer:FredC [View profile]Title:HMAS Koompartoo K256Added:Jul 11, 2019
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:206
Location:Balmain, Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
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HMAS Koompartoo in Rozelle Bay in 1963. Built 1922 by Walsh island Dockyard & Engineering at Newcastle NSW for Sydney Ferries, Yard No. 53. L 191ft x B 38ft 3in x Draft 10ft 9in. 448 GRT. Purchased 1941 by British Ministry of War Transport for service in the Middle East, but never sent. Taken over by the RAN in Dec 1942 & commissioned as a boom defence vessel. Served at Darwin 1942 -1945. Returned to Sydney 1950 to reserve. Sold June 1962 & stripped at Stride's in Blackwattle Bay. Hull towed to Tasmania as a bauxite barge. Sources: RAN website & Sydney Ferries.
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Pennant no.:K256
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rarcand on Jul 12, 2019 01:17 (12 days ago)
So, she is not related to the old flick "African Queen" as the tag on her bow can suggest?
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