Yard No. 499

built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow in 1923



Yard Number 499, was named FEZARA when launched on Tuesday, 05/12/1922 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow , for Khedivial Mail Steamship Company London .

Her last recorded name was ORUNGAL (1927)

She was wrecked on 21/11/1940

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1923
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 5809 grt
Length: 390.6 feet
Breadth: 55.2 feet
Draught: 28.1 feet
Owner History:
Khedivial Mail Steamship Company London
Australasian United Steam Navigation Co (1927)

Additional Information: Wrecked on Barwon Heads as she made her way from Sydney to Melbourne. Passengers (19 of them and crew safely rescued next morning. Ship thought salvagable but unfortunately as work proceeded she suffered a fire (thought to be caused by a welders torch). Declared a total loss. In 1941 the hulk broke in two and succumbed to the sea.
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