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ss. Sirsa

 


Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
144197 1920 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd 5445 412.0 52.4 31.0 Broken up 1960
Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1923 (Australian coast)

 

1920 February 19th - Launched.
   
" April 21st - Completed as Sirsa for the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
   
1940 March - Came under the Liner Division.
   
1942 September 29th - Suffered a fire in her timber cargo in No.5 hold whilst on her way from Colombo to Karachi. He had to put in to Cochin where she was delayed for six days.
 


1944 October 25th - Reported seeing a periscope in 15°00’N-82°15’E but nothing further was seen.
   
1951 April - One of her last duties under the British India Steam Navigation Company flag was to load famine-relief cargoes for India in Australia and New Zealand. During this voyage her milk powder cargo loaded
at Auckland in record time by Air Force gangs during the waterfront strike of that year.
   
1952 January 29th - Sold for £120,000 to Wheelock, Marden & Co Ltd, Hong Kong, who resold her immediately to the Taihei Kisen KK, Kobe, who renamed her Taihei Maru.
   
1960 June 23rd - Demolished at Yokosuka.

 

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