From Our Contribution
|Builder/Built||Alex Stephen & Sons, Glasgow|
|Type||Passenger ship (twin screw)|
Owned by the Australian Steamships Ltd (Howard Smith), Melbourne and used on the Melbourne - north Queensland run. Requisitioned in 1917 as a troopship. Returned to her owners in 1920 before again being requisitioned 1941 - 1947. A coal burner she was named "hungry-mary" by her stokers. In March 1943 she was heavily strafed by Japanese aircraft when off Cape York.
During 1947 she was sold to Goulandris Bros of Greece and employed on trans Atlantic migrant trade. Renamed Espana when sold to the Dominican Republic. Scrapped in October 1959.
World War I
Fremantle to Southport 24 November 1917 - 30 January 1918
- John James Thorpe
- Thomas Charles Howard disembarked 21 December 1917 in Port Suez
- Grace Lauritta Lauritz disembarked 11 December 1917 in Bombay
- Aubrey Turner disembarked Port Said 21 December 1917