Ship Details

Rig

Steel Twin Screw Steamer, 1200nhp

Built

1911

Tonnage

11,120g 6,890n

Built By

Dimensions

500.1 x 62.9 x 37.9

Demise

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. 1911 Nov.1: Maiden voyage to Australia via the Cape, in a record 37½ days. 1914: Hospital ship, 1916: Troopship, 1917 Apr.25: Torpedoed by the German submarine U-32, 24 miles southwest of Wolf Rock in the English channel. She sank on the 26th April, after all 1,752 Australian troops on board had been able to leave the ship.

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My Grandfather fought for 9th Division at Gallipoli and was one of first ashore on 25/4/15. Like many who were permanently injured that day he was sent home on the Ballarat, but can't find any record of it on line.

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