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Name: KAROA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/12/1914
Completed: 03/1915
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 946
Dimensions: 7009grt, 3607nrt, 425.0 x 55.6 x 31.4ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25.5, 43 & 73 x 48ins), 1410nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137791
History:
03/1915 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Glasgow
05/1950 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 44 x 1st Class, 64 x 2nd Class & 1471 x others
03/1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a troop transport
1919: Returned to owners
09/1940: Requisitioned as a Personnel & Military Store ship
03/1944: Converted into a hospital ship
10/1946: Returned to owners
03/05/1950: Delivered to Bombay for breaking up by Steel Corp of Bombay


Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo courtesy of John Crossland

Above photo courtesy of the Allen collection