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Latest revision as of 15:48, 2 December 2019

HMT Katoomba
SS Katoomba.jpg
History
Name HMT Katoomba
Owner McIllwraith, McEacharn Ltd
Builder Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Completed 1913
In service 1913
Out of service 1958
Fate sold for scrap
General characteristics
Type Passenger / steamship
Tonnage 9,424 tons
Length 466 feet (142m)
Beam 60 feet (18.29m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 16 knots


Remarks

Built for McIllwraith, McEacharn Ltd of Melbourne for the Sydney to Western Australia passenger run. Requisitioned as a troopship in May 1918 and refitted at Sydney for her owners in 1919-1920.


She returned to passenger service in March 1920. She operated in Queensland and Western Australia coastal services and in cruising between 1932-1939 and in Feb.1942 was again converted to a troopship. Returned to her owners in 1946, she was sold to Goulandris Bros of Greece in July.


Operated by them, in 1949 she was renamed SS Columbia and operated on the Bremen - Montreal service before being retired from service in June 1950. She was laid up at Piraeus, Greece in March 1958 and scrapped at Nagasaki in 1959.

Soldiers carried

Milne Bay to Sydney 6 - 14 December 1942

Sydney to Townsville 12 - 15 May 1943

Buna, Papua New Guinea to Bowen, Queensland 20 - 27 Feb 1944

Buna, Papua New Guinea to Townsville 12 - 18 Mar 1944

Fremantle to Sydney 16 - 26 June 1944

Sydney to Aitape, New Guinea 5 - 13 November 1944

Brisbane to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain 19 - 24 February 1945

Townsville to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain 10 - 17 March 1945

Toro Kina, Bouganville to Townsville 11 - 16 December 1945