HMAT A44 Vestalia
From Our Contribution
Royal Museum Greenwich P13655
|Name||HMAT A44 Vestalia|
|Builder/Built||1912 Russell & Co, Port Glasgow|
|Type||dry cargo tramp steamer|
Owned by Gow, Harrison & Co, Glasgow and leased by the Commonwealth until 10 Mar 1917 when she was transferred to the British Admiralty, during which time she completed five journeys from Australiaas a troop ship, and one carrying cargo alone.
Post war it returned to normal service until sold to Coumantaros Bros in 1933. Owned by a succession of Greek ship owners before being bombed and sunk by German aircraft in Suda Bay on 2 Apr 1941.