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Name: WOOLGAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/09/1914
Completed: 11/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 944
Dimensions: 3051grt, 1820nrt, 350.0 x 47.0 x 21.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 39 & 65 x 45ins), 385nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133564
History:
11/1914 Melbourne Steamship Co Ltd, Melbourne
1931 Hans Borge & Co A/S (Hans Borge), Tønsberg
1934 Hans Borge, Tønsberg
1936 Borges Rederi A/S (Hans Borge), Tønsberg
07/03/1942 Sank
Comments: 07/03/1942: Sank after being bombed about 150 miles SW of Tjilatjap
On a voyage from Colombo to Tjilatjap with a cargo of coal & ammunition


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