HMAT A9 Shropshire
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|Name||HMAT A9 Shropshire|
|Builder/Built||1911 John Brown, Clydebank|
|Type||Passenger / cargo steamship (twin screw)|
Built for the Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London, and employed on passenger and meat trade between New Zealand and Britain. Leased by the Commonwealth until 5 Aug 1917 when control passed to the British Admiralty. Was a member of the first convoy from Albany to Alexandria. Completed seven voyages from Australia.
In 1923 was renamed Rotorua for the New Zealand Shipping Co. Became a casualty of WW2, being torpedoed by a submarine in the North Atlantic on 11 Dec 1940.