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HMAT A24 Benalla

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History
Name HMAT A24 Benalla
Builder/Built 1913 Caird, of Greenock
Type passenger / refrigerated cargo steamship (twin screw)
Displacement 11,118 tons
Speed 14 knots


Remarks

Built for Pacific & Orient Steam Navigation Co, London. Leased to the Commonwealth until 6 Aug 1917. Refitted at Cockatoo Island Drydock between 1st and 14th October 1915 to transport 1,395 troops. Made four voyages from Australia carrying troops before being transferred to the British Admiralty on 6 Aug 1917.

Soldiers carried

Adelaide to Port Suez 27 October - ? November 1915

England to Fremantle 13 February - 3 April 1917

Fremantle to England 21 May - 19 July 1917

England to Fremantle 25 August - 17 October 1917

England to Fremantle 2 April - 14 May 1919