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Name: ILLAROO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/12/1884
Completed: 03/01/1885
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 183
Dimensions: 515grt, 318nrt, 572dwt, 165.0 x 26.2 x 14.5ft
Engines: C2cyl (23 & 44 x 33ins), 82rhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.6knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 89340
History:
03/01/1885 Bulli Coal Co. Sydney, NSW
1890 Wallarah Coal Co Ltd, Sydney, NSW
1918 JG White, Sydney, NSW
1919 G Baretto, Manila; renamed ANDRES
1923 Ty Cameo Sobrino, Manila; renamed VISAYAS
1940 Cebu Nav Co (J Manners & Co, managers), Cebu; renamed ISLAS VISAYAS
12/1941 Government of Japan
23/06/1942 Imperial Japanese Navy; renamed AMOI MARU No 3
1946 Cebu Nav Co (J Manners & Co, managers), Cebu; renamed ISLAS VISAYAS
28/03/1953 Broken up
Comments: Contract price 11600, Profit 419-17s-10d
1903: In collision with ILLAWARRA off Dawes Point, Sydney harbour.
06/1903: Stranded at Catherine Hill Bay
1923: Registered under USA flag
07/12/1941: Captured by the Japanese in the South China Sea, and enlisted into the Imperial Japanese Navy on 23/06/1942, under the name No 1449, as well as AMOI MARU No 3.
1946: Brought back to Hong Kong by the Ministry of War Transport and sold by public auction. J Manners bought her back and she reverted to her previous name.
03/1952: On charter to International Salvage Association (Malaya) Ltd., to act as a supply ship in the salvage operations of the "Empress of Asia", which had been sunk by Japanese bombers off Sultan Shoal Lighthouse
28/03/1953:Broken up at Hong Kong