HMAT A37 Barambah

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Name HMAT A37 Barambah
Builder/Built Flensburger Schiffbau Ges, Germany
Type SS Troopship (single screw)
Displacement 5,923 tons
Speed 12.5 Knots


The Barambah was one of a number of vessels captured at the commencement of the War from the German shipping lines. Ironically its German name was Hobart. Its owners previously were the Deutsche-Australische Line, Hamburg.

During the war it was manned by Australian Officers and crew, and made 4 journeys to the war zones with troops and three with cargo only. On 23 May 1918 it was transferred to the Commonwealth Government Line.

Soldiers carried

Melbourne to Plymouth 27 June - 25 August 1916

England to Fremantle 8 April - ?? May 1917

England to Fremantle 3 September - 17 October 1919