Ship Details

Rig

Steel Twin Screw Steamer, 16000 ihp

Built

1923

Built In

Tonnage

20,952g 12,823n

Built By

Dimensions

600.8 x 73.4 x 48.6

Demise

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., reg. Belfast. Sister to Maloja. 1929: Routed via Bombay. Re-engined with Bauer-Wach exhaust geared turbines. 1939 Oct.: Converted to an armed merchant cruiser, based in Freetown. 1941: Troopship to Bombay. 1942 Nov.11: Present at the North African landings at Arzeu. 1948: Returned to passenger service. 1954: Sold to British Iron & Steel for scrapping at Faslane.

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My husband Barry Colin Watters came from the UK as a ten year old with his parents - Leonard and Lily Watters as Ten Pound Poms on the Mooltan. They arrived in Sydney but lived in Brisbane for a year before Len (an electrician) and family headed to New Guinea for twelve months for their next adventure on Abau where he connected the virgin island with power. They then came back to Brisbane.

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