HMAT A63 Karoola

From Our Contribution
Jump to: navigation, search
HMAT A63 Karoola.jpg
HMAHS Karoola
History
Name HMAT A63 Karoola
Builder/Built 1909
Type Passenger / cargo ship
Displacement 7,391 tons
Speed 15 knots


Remarks

Owned by the McIiwraith, McEacharn's Line Pty Ltd, Melbourne, and leased by the Commonwealth until Jun 1919. During her war service she was manned by Australian officers and crew.

During its Commonwealth service it was initially used twice to transport troops to Egypt, but in 1916 she continued on to England and was converted to a Hospital Ship for the England to Australia run and was used on four occasions for this purpose before thr end of the war.

Returned to her owners in lateon 27 Jun1919

Nursing Staff

Sydney to Fremantle 16 - 25 June 1915

August 1915 until 21 September 1916

Soldiers carried

Suez to Fremantle 20 January 1916 - ? February 1916

via Colombo on 3 February 1916

Fremantle to Suez 14 March - ?? Apr 1916

Alexandria to Fremantle 5 July - 2 August 1916

England to Fremantle 16 October - 2 December 1916

England to Melbourne 22 Feb 1917 - 10 Apr 1917

England to Fremantle 3 July - 18 August 1917

England to Fremantle 6 May - 15 June 1919