SS Vito

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SS Vito
Name SS Vito
Owner Olaf Ditlev-Simonsen
Builder Gothenburg
Completed 1937
In service 1937
Out of service 1978
Fate Broken up for scrap
General characteristics
Type cargo vessel
Tonnage 5,181 tons
Speed 13.5 knots


WW 2 Merchant Ship Movement Records maintained by the Australian Navy [1] indicate that as early as June 1940 the SS Vito was carrying cargoes between Australian ports and the islands north of Australia including Singapore, with occasional trips as far field as Aden and to the west coast of the United States of America.

Soldiers carried

Rabaul New Britain - Brisbane 11 - 16 Jan 1946

  • File No. 62