ss. HYMETTUS (B.I. Livery)


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Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
120730 1906

Palmers Jarrow, UK

4606 400.4 52.2 27.7

Transferred to B.I 1913

Sunk 1925

Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1906 to 1910
Capt Murdoch McDonald - Master 1906

Built by Palmers, Jarrow for Archibald Currie & Co, Melbourne.

1905 25.11.1905 - Launched by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co for Archibald Currie & Co of Melbourne
1906 29.01.1906 - Completed her sea trials achieving a top speed of 13 knots.
  Maiden voyage, under the command of Commodore - Master Capt Colin McDonald, was river Tyne-Cardiff-Colombo-Calcutta arriving at her home port of Melbourne in May.
  05.05.1906 - Arrived Melbourne on her delivery voyage.
" July - Commodore-Master Capt Colin McDonald had his leg broken in Madras attempting to stop a horse that had broken loose during unloading. It was a serious injury requiring an extended stay in a Madras hospital.
" November - Chief Officer Thomas Frogatt killed in a fumigation accident in Calcutta
  23.11.1906 - Sailed Calcutta, M. McDonald Master.
  29.11.1906 - Arrived Singapore, M. McDonald Master.
  09.12.1906 - Arrived Fremantle.
  20.12.1906 - Arrived Melbourne.
1907 On voyage Durban - Melbourne lost two blades off her propeller off Penguin Island, made Melbourne under her own steam.
  22.02.1907 - Sailed Sth Africa.
  15.03.1907 - Arrived Melbourne
  18.05.1907 - Sailed Capetown for Melbourne direct, with 124 repatriated Australians.
  17.08.1907 - Sailed Durban.
  19.09.1907 - Arrived Sydney.
  06.11.1907 - Arrived Calcutta.
  29.12.1907 - Arrived Fremantle.
  19.02.1908 - Arrived Colombo.
  03.04.1908 - Sailed Calcutta for Colombo.
  05.05.1908 - Arrived Melbourne, C McDonald Master. During the voyage from Calcutta, Hymettus was signaled mid-ocean by the schooner Annathoparay that she was short of water. Stopping the Hymettus, Captain McDonald supplied the wants of the schooner which was 25 days out bound from Akyab, to Jaffra The crew of the vessel stated that they had been four days without water and were therefore deeply thankful at meeting the Currie liner.
  21.06.1908 - Arrived Madras.
  04.08.1908 - Sailed Calcutta for Colombo.
  09.10.1908 - Arrived Melbourne.
  03.12.1908 - Sailed Calcutta for Colombo.
  15.02.1909 - Arrived Madras.
  20.08.1909 - Arrived Fremantle.
1913 Aquired by the British India Steam Navigation Co in with the rest of the Currie fleet.
  Requisitioned for duty in WWI and renamed A1 HMAT Hymettus.
1917 15.05.1917 - Handed back to owners.
1925 Sold to Harada Kisen K.K, Kobe and renamed Seiun Maru.
1937 28.07.1937 - Sunk in a collision with the Benmohr off Choshi Japan.


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