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HMAT A30 Borda

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History
Name HMAT A30 Borda
Builder/Built 1913 Caird & Company, Greenock
Type Passenger / cargo (refrigerated)
Displacement 11,136 tons
Speed 14 knots


Remarks

Built for the Pacific & Orient Steam Navigation Company of London, and designed for the Australian emigrant service via Cape Town.

Leased by the Commonwealth until 10 Sep 1917 during which time it made 6 voyages from Australia with troops. On 19 Sep 1917 management was transferred to the British Admiralty. Part of the second convoy from Albany.

1920 returned to Australian service. Last trip from Australia in 1929, before being sold in 1930 to Japan for demolition at Kobe.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Port Suez 26 April - ? May 1915

Alexandria to Mudros 18 - 21 October 1915

Port Suez to Fremantle 15 November - 13 December 1915

Fremantle to Port Suez 17 January - 9 February 1916

England to Fremantle 17 August - 16 September 1916

Fremantle to Plymouth 29 June - 25 August 1917

Plymouth to Fremantle 26 September - 12 November 1917

England to Fremantle 9 December 1919 - 19 January 1920