From Our Contribution
|Builder/Built||1917 Workman Clark|
|Type||passenger / cargo (refrigerated) ship|
Built or Shaw, Savill & Albion Line. Sister ship to Pakeha. Fire and explosion 7 Aug 1947 at Victoria Dock in Melbourne leaving 3 crew members dead. To extinguish the fire the rear holds of the ship had to be deliberately flooded and then patched so she could be pumped out and refloated.