HMAT A2 Geelong
|Name||HMAT A2 Geelong|
|Builder/Built||1904 Barclay Curle, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Type||Passenger Liner (twin screw)|
Originallu launched as 'Australia', but on completion her name was changed. Built for W Lund's Blue Anchor Line, she accommodated 90 saloon and 450 third class passengers and was used on the Britain - Australia immigrant route.
Leased in August 1914 by the Commonwealth for troop transport duties, and underwent conversion in Melbourne to carry 62 officers and 1539 men. She made at least four completed journeys from Australia with troops aboard.
On 1 Jan 1916 she collided with "SS Bonvilston" in the Mediterranean and sank approx. 100 miles (165 km) north of Alexandria with general cargo. The crew was rescued.
Hobart to Alexandria 20 Oct - 10 Dec 1914
Fremantle to Port Suez 7 June - ? July 1915
Adelaide to Port Suez 18 November - 18 December 1915
Ship arrived 7:30 am 14 Dec 1915, disembarked 18 Dec 1915.