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Berrima (Ship 1913)

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Date: 1913 to 1930
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The Steam Ship Berrima built in 1913 made numerous Voyages to and from Australia

The SS Berrima was built by Caird & Company, Greenock and was launched in 1913 as a P&O liner, initially carrying British immigrants to Australia. She was requisitions in August 1914 by the Navy and commissioned as HMAS Berrima as an auxiliary cruiser transporting 2 battalions of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force to the German New Guinea colonies in September 1914.

NOTE: According to the His Majesty's Australian Transports (HMAT) Ships list on the Australian Light Horse Research (The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre) website:

The HMAT A35 Berrima weighed 11,137 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 10 October 1917.

Berrima was part of the second ANZAC troop convoy to the Middle East towing the submarine AE2. She was torpedoed on 18 February 1917, towed ashore and repaired. She returned to P&O in 1920 and resumed carrying immigrants to Australia until 1929. She was sold for breaking up in Osaka in 1930.


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