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Name: DUNTROON
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 04/04/1935
Completed: 08/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1460
Dimensions: 10346grt, 6137nrt, 455.0 x 65.2 x 30.2ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 6cyl, 2SCSA, 1288nhp
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 159556
History:
08/1935 Melbourne Steamship Co Ltd, Melbourne
1960 Grosvenor Shipping Co, Hong Kong
1961 Kie Hock Shipping Co, Hong Kong; renamed TONG HOO
1966 Africa Shipping Co; renamed LYDIA
22/09/1968 Broken up
Comments: 1940: Requisitioned for troop ship duties
20/11/1940: Collided with & sank minesweeper HMAS GOORANGAI in
Port Phillip Bay, with the loss of all 24 crew.
23/10/1950: Damaged by a fire whilst berthed at Melbourne. Repaired
22/09/1968: Broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Photos as DUNTRON courtesy of Gordon Ross