HMAT A59 Botanist
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Flotilla Australia.com 1920 image
|Name||HMAT A59 Botanist|
|Builder/Built||1912 Henderson at Meadowside, England|
|Type||cargo / steamship (single screw)|
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