Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O1,2
?, #15195, b. 1911, d. 25 April 1917
Last Edited: 25 May 2019
- (Child) Birth*: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O was born in 1911; Ship Name Ballarat
Years in service 1911-1917
Shipping Line P & O
Built by Caird & Co., Greenock, Scotland. Tonnage: 11,120. Dimensions: 500' x 62'. Twin-screw, 14 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel.2
- (Deceased) Death*: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O died on 25 April 1917 History
Service: England-Australia, via Cape Town. Displayed Lund's "blue anchor" on funnel when first in service. Torpedoed and sunk near Scilly Islands, April 25, 1917. Running mates: Beltana, Berrima, Benalla and Borda. Passengers: 1,100 one-class.2
- (Child) Birth: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O was born in 1921; Ship Name Ballarat
Years in service 1921-1935
Shipping Line P & O
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 13,033. Dimensions: 519' x 64'. Twin-screw, 17 1/2 knots.Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel.2
- (Deceased) Death: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O died in 1935 History
Scrapped in 1935. Sister ships: Balranald, Baradine, Barrabool and Bendigo.2
- Photograph: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O is in this photograph taken.2
- Photograph*: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O is in this photograph taken.2
- Note for Web*: Ballarat of Greenock Ship P&O BALLARAT 1920
The BALLARAT was a 13,033 gross ton ship, length 519.7ft x beam 64.1ft (158.42m x 19.56m), one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 13.5 knots. Built by Harland & Wolff, Greenock, she was one of five sister ships and was launched for Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P&O Line), on 4th Sep.1920. There was accommodation for 491- 3rd class passengers plus 743 temporary berths. Her maiden voyage from the UK to Australia via the Cape started on 27th Jan.1922 and in 1929 she was converted to oil fuel and her speed increased to 15 knots. At the same time, her accommodation was altered to carry 586 passengers. She resumed service from London via Malta and Suez to Australia on 7th Jun.1929 and was sold for scrap on 27th May 1935. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.1, P&O Line] in 1920.
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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
New South Wales Government. Inward passenger lists. Series 13278, Reels 399-560, 2001-2122, 2751. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia. New South Wales Government. Reports of vessels arrived (or Shipping reports). Series 1291, Reels 1263-1285, 2851. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia. © the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales and is used under licence with the permission of the State Records Authority. The State of New South Wales gives no warranty regarding the data's accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose. [April 2014]
- [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ships collection [Apr 2018].