HMAT A15 Star of England
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|Name||HMAT A15 Star of England|
|Builder/Built||1914 Workman Clark, Belfast|
|Type||Passenger / refrigerated cargo (twin screw)|
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.