ss ESPERANCE BAY
built by Wm Beardmore & Company Dalmuir,
Yard No 617 Engines by Shipbuilder
Last Name: ARAWA (1936)
Propulsion: 4 x Steam Turbine DR geared to two sc shafts,3xDouble Ended & 2xSingle Ended Forced Draught Boilers supplying superheated steam at max pressure 220lbs.
Launched: Thursday, 15/12/1921
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Tonnage: 13853grt | 11881net | 8598dwt
1922-24 Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers, Fremantle
1924-28 Australian Commonwealth Line of Steamers, Freemantle
1928-33 White Star Line (G Thompson & Co), London
1933-36 Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line Ltd, London
1936-55 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1939-41 Admiralty Requsition
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 21/05/1955
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Served as armed merchant cruiser 1939_41.
Scrapped at Newport, Monmouthshire by John Cashmore Ltd.
Information from Joe McMillan Collection & Lloyds Register 1940.
Photo supplied by Joe McMillan Collection
Previous update by Gavin Stewart
Last updated: by Paul Strathdee from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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