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TSS KATOOMBA, McIlwraith McEacharn Line, mug

Date: 1913-1949
Overall: 125 x 110 x 80 mm
Medium: Metal: EPNS
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Mug
Object No: 00007214
Place Manufactured:Sydney

User Terms

    This silver mug was produced for the TSS KATOOMBA, a passenger ship owned by McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd. The company crest and ships name are featured on the side of the mug.
    SignificanceThis silver mug is a good example of the types of souvenirs produced for and used aboard passenger vessels in the 20th century, on the Australian route.
    HistoryThe TSS KATOOMBA was built in 1913 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for McIlwraith McEacharn Ltd of Melbourne. In September 1913 KATOOMBA undertook its first passenger voyage from Sydney to Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany and Fremantle. It was requisitioned in 1918 and refitted as a troopship in 1919, returning to passenger service in 1920. KATOOMBA operated in both the Western Australian and Queensland coastal services from 1932 to 1939, before being requisitioned once again as a troopship in 1942. In 1946 KATOOMBA was returned to its owners and then sold to Goulandris Bros, Greece, before being renamed COLUMBIA in 1949. After operating on routes from Europe and the Mediterranean to Canada, COLUMBIA was laid up in 1958 and scrapped at Nagasaki in 1959.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: TSS KATOOMBA, McIlwraith McEacharn Line, mug

    Web title: Souvenir mug from TSS KATOOMBA

    Collection title: Rice collection

    Related People
    Manufacturer: Angus & Coote

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