HMAT A72 Beltana
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|Name||HMAT A72 Beltana|
|Builder/Built||1912 Caird & Co, Greenock|
|Type||passenger / cargo ship (twin screw)|
Owned by the Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Co, Ltd, London. Used on the London to Cape Town, Melbourne and Sydney route
Leased by the Commonwealth until 14 Sep 1917 when her management was transferred to the British Admiralty. Made at least five journeys between Australia and Egypt or England.
In 1919 resumed her Australian service via Suez, and in 1930 she was sold to Japan.
Laid up and scrapped in 1933.