HMAT A15 Star of England

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History
Name HMAT A15 Star of England
Builder/Built 1914 Workman Clark, Belfast
Type Passenger / refrigerated cargo (twin screw)
Displacement 9,136 tons
Speed 13 knots


Remarks

Built for the Commonwealth and Dominion Line Ltd, London (Port Line) as the SS Star of England. Requisitioned by the Commonwealth in 1914, and converted to a troopship at Cockatoo Island Dockyard between 29 Aug 1914 and 12 Sep 1914 to carry 524 troops and 511 horses.

A part of the first convoy from Albany, she made eight voyages from Australia.

Renamed HMAT A15 Port Sydney in 1916. The last voyage left Sydney 17 Aug 1917.

Resumed private ownership 22 Nov 1917, although carried men home to Australia until late 1919. During WW2 when she was under British government control as a meat cargo ship operating between the River Plate in Argentina and the UK. Scrapped in 1948.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Suez, Egypt 19 April 1915 - ?? May 1915

England to Fremantle 12 December 1915 - 29 January 1916

Port Said to Fremantle 4 - 31 March 1919