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PHOTOGRAPH. SS "WARILDA", PASSENGER SHIP, UNDER WAY IN HARBOUR. STARBOARD SIDE VIEW. OWNERS, ADELAIDE SS CO LTD. 7,712 TONNES. BUILT IN 1912 BY BEARDMORE & CO, DALMUIR. TORPEDOED AS A TROOPSHIP 02/08/1918. DIMENSIONS: 140mm x 191mm.

Date: 1912 - 1918
Medium: Photograph
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transfer from the Australian War Memorial
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0047[600]

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    HistoryMerchant ship WARILDA was requisitioned by the |Commonwealth in August 1915, she was fitted up as a transport. As well as transporting troops she was also used as a hospital ship. During her war service she transported more than 7,000 troops and as a hospital ship she transported approximately 80,000 patients. Torpedoed and sunk 3 August 1918 in English Channel.
    From Australain War Memorial website, Australian Postcard Collection, postcards 2/15/47 and 2/15/61. http://www.awm.gov.au/findingaids/special/Postcards/aus.xml accessed 01/03/2011.

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