MV Koolinda

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Name MV Koolinda
Builder/Built 1926 Harland & Wolff, Glasgow
Type General cargo and passenger ship
Displacement 4,372 tons


Built for the Western Australian State Shipping Service used mainly for freight and passengers on the Western Australian cost. Following the clash between the German Kormoran and the HMAS Sydney, it was the Koolinda that recovered German sailors for a lifeboat and delivered them to Geraldton. In 1959 she was sold to Hong Kong for scrapping.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Port Hedland 2 - 6 August 1944

Port Hedland to Fremantle 2 - 6 Nov 1943