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Ships List Update

December 28, 2010

I have a few more ships to add to my list:

HMAT A70 Ballarat - Image from the State Library of Victoria - Image No: gr001777

 

HMAT  A70 Ballarat – The ship Richard John “Jack” Kirwan boarded in Adelaide on 12 August 1916 with the 48th Batallion, 4th Reinforcement when he enlisted for WWI. The HMAT A70 Ballarat weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. The Ballarat was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel, 25 April 1917 and sank the next day.

'Ascanius' - Image from the Australian War Memorial Collection

 

Transport A11 Ascanius – The transport ship that Langford Hanna boarded in Fremantle, Western Australia with the 11th Battalion, A Company on 2 November 1914 to Gallipoli.  The HMAT A11 Ascanius weighed 10,048 tons with an average cruise speed of 13 knots or 24.07 kmph. It was owned by the Ocean SS Co Ltd, Liverpool, and leased by the Commonwealth until 30 July 1917.

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