Last modified on 23 January 2013, at 00:03

Category:Canberra (ship, 1913)

ShipEdit

  • Type: Passenger ship
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: A. Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Glasgow
  • Yard No: 452
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  • Date of completion: 03.1913
  • Length over all: 125 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 17.4 m
  • Draught: m
  • GRT: 7,707
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  • Main engine:
  • Twin screw
  • Speed: 15 kn

HistoryEdit

  • 1913 Named: CANBERRA for Australian Steamships Ltd., Melbourne and used mainly on the Australian coastal passenger trade. Flag: Australia
  • 1917 - 1920 requisitioned as troopship
  • 1941 - 1947 requisitioned as military transport
  • 1947 Sold to Singapore-based Chinese interests
  • 1948 Sold to Cia. Maritima del Este, Panama (Ormos Shipping Co., London) Goulandris Bros (Greek Line), Panama Flag: Panama
  • 1949 Major refit, including conversion to oil firing, fitted with extra lifeboats and painted white. Began a service from Piraeus to New York.
  • 07.1950 Moved to the Canadian service, First voyage Piraeus - Naples - Quebec - Montreal.
  • 25.07.1950 First of three round voyages Montreal -Quebec - Cherbourg - Southampton.
  • 07.10.1950 one round voyage Montreal - Quebec - Piraeus - Quebec - Montreal.
  • 05.06.1951 first voyage Montreal - Quebec - Cherbourg - Southampton - Bremen.
  • 08.10.1954 last voyage Quebec - Cherbourg - Southampton - Bremen.
  • 10.1954 Sold to Felix Benitez Rexach, Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic Renamed: ESPANA Flag: Dominican Republic
  • 1954 Transferred to Dominican Republic Navy.
  • 1959 Scrapped Dominican Republic.