Ship Details

Rig

Steel Twin Screw Passenger Liner, 4912 nhp

Built

1935

Built In

Tonnage

23,696g 12,908n

Dimensions

640.3 x 82.2 x 33.7

Demise

Orient Steam Navigation Co.Ltd., reg. London. Launched from Australia by wireless by the Governor General, Duke of Gloucester. 1939 Sept.: Converted to transport. 1941: Damaged in a collision with battleship "H.M.S. Revenge". 1946: Refitted at Barrow. 1947 Feb.25: Resumed passenger service. 1954 Sept.17: Began extended service across the Pacific from Sydney which continued for 3 round voyages. 1963 June: Chartered for 4 months as a hotel ship in Hamburg. 1963 Oct. 1: Left Hamburg to be broken up in Antwerp at Tamise.

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Sailed from Tilbury England on the 13th November 1962 with my family my Fathers name was George Harvey Woodward mother Janet Agnes Woodward my twin brother Alan Woodward my younger brother Maurice and sister Annette Elizabeth Woodward it took 4 weeks to arrive in Adelaide. We docked at outer harbour at 11 oclock at night .

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