HMAT A70 Ballarat
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|Name||HMAT A70 Ballarat|
|Builder/Built||1911 Caird & Company, Scotland|
|Type||Passenger / cargo|
- 1 Remarks
- 2 Medical staff
- 3 Soldiers carried
- 4 Port Suez to Melbourne 5 July - 6 August 1915
- 5 Adelaide to Plymouth 14 September 1915 - ???
- 6 Gibraltar to England 23 - 25 October 1915
- 7 Melbourne to Port Suez 18 February - 22 March 1916
- 8 Melbourne to Plymouth (sunk near England) 19 February - 25 Apr 1917
Owned by Pacific & Orient Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London and used pre-war to transports emigrant to Australia from the UK. Made four voyages from Australia before at 2:00pm on 25 Apr 1917 in the English Channel as an Anzac Day service was being held, when she was torpedoed by U-boat UB-32 sinking the next day.
Aboard were 1752 men, mostly (1,602) new reinforcements arriving from Australia. None were lost, but the ship was, as efforts were being made to tow her into shallow water. She was also carrying copper and bullion.
- Francis William Singleton 5 Jul - 6 Aug 1915 voyage from England to Australia.
Port Suez to Melbourne 5 July - 6 August 1915
Adelaide to Plymouth 14 September 1915 - ???
- Robert George McLean Post WW1 men
Gibraltar to England 23 - 25 October 1915
Melbourne to Port Suez 18 February - 22 March 1916
- Allan Bernard Cann Post WW1 men