HMAT A59 Botanist

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Flotilla 1920 image
Name HMAT A59 Botanist
Builder/Built 1912 Henderson at Meadowside, England
Type cargo / steamship (single screw)
Displacement 7,688 tons
Speed 13 knots


Owned by the Charente Steam Ship Ld, Liverpool and leased by the Commonwealth making four voyages as a troop ship before her control was passed to the British Admiralty on 6 Dec 1916.

After WW1 was used on the Calcutta - London route until wrecked on Komuriya Reef, East Ceylon on 24 Mar 1920

Soldiers carried

Melbourne to Suez 24 November - 21 December 1915