SS Charon

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SS Charon.jpg
courtesy State Libraryof Western Australia
Name SS Charon
Builder/Built 1903
Type passenger / cargo single screw.
Displacement 2,682 tons
Speed 10 knots


Owned by the Blue Funnel Line. The SS Charon plied the Perth / Western Australian regional ports / Darwin / Singapore run for 20 years before being sold and renamed in 1925 as Yuan Lee. In 1935 sold again, and renamed King Lee, and then Wing Fook. In 1941 named Iris, and then in 1947 sold a last time and renamed Hsiang Hsing. Wrecked at Keelung Harbour 7 Mar 1950 and broken up. .

Soldiers carried

Singapore to Fremantle 10 - 20 December 1919