Category:Hobson's Bay (ship, 1922)
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- Construction: 1922 by Vickers Ltd. in Barrow.
- Launched 4th Oct.1921
- length 167.2m
- beam 20.8m
- 13,837 gross tons
- Propulsion: 4 steam turbines double reduction geared to 2 screw shafts; operating at 220 p.s.i.; 1,977 nominal horsepower;
- 3 double ended & 2 single ended boilers; built by the same company as the hull.
- speed of 15 knots.
- 1922 Named Hobson's Bay for the Commonwealth Government Line, Melbourne.
- 28th Feb.1922 Sailed from London on her maiden voyage to Brisbane.
- May 1928 Sold to the White Star Line, re-registered in London and continued in the London - Australia service.
- 1931 Refitted to 14,198 gross tons with accommodation for 512-tourist class passengers
- April 1933 Sold to Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line.
- 1936 Renamed Esperance Bay
- Sep.1939 Fitted out as an Armed Merchant Cruiser at Brisbane for the Royal Australian Navy
- 1941 Refit as troopship. She was utilised on South Africa, Middle East, India, North and South Atlantic trooping services
- 1946 Refitted to carry 290-tourist class passengers.
- 1948 Resumed London - Australia voyages
- 6th Jul.1955 Arrived at faslane for breaking up.
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