HMAT A73 Commonwealth

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Name HMAT A73 Commonwealth
Builder/Built 1896
Type cargo ship
Displacement 6,616 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built for W.Lund's Blue Anchor Line and used on the Australian run until ownership changed in 1910.

Leased by the Commonwealth, making four trips from Australia to the Middle East as a troop ship. Management was transferred to the British Admiralty on 23 Jun 1917.

Soldiers carried

Port Suez to Fremantle 24 January - 2 February 1916

Fremantle to Port Suez 1 November - 10 December 1917

England to Fremantle 13 April - 4 June 1919