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Name: PORT AUGUSTA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/08/1906
Completed: 09/1906
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 411
Dimensions: 4063grt, 2587nrt, 380.6 x 49.1 x 25.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 74 x 48ins), 443nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 123696
History:
09/1906 Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Wm Milburn & Co), London
1914 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1925 William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed CAMBRIAN COUNTESS
07/1931 Broken up
Comments: 02/05/1916: Attacked by a surfaced U-Boat in the Bay of Biscay, but managed to escape
07/1931: Broken up by PW MacLellan at Bo'ness


Above photo as PORT AUGUSTA is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as PORT AUGUSTA is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as PORT AUGUSTA is courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as CAMBRIAN COUNTESS is courtesy of Richard Cox