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Name Official number Flag IMO
KANGAROO  131682  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1915  09/07/1914  22/10/1915 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Irvine   452 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4348 grt / 2777 nrt / 365.2 ft  50.1 ft  26.5 ft   
Engine builder Burmeister & Wain Oil Engine Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Twin 6cyl diesel, 398nhp, 10kn 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Government of Western Australia, Fremantle  Fremantle  04/02/1916 
Other names
LALANDIA (intended) - 1938 NORAH MOLLER 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1916 requisitioned by British Government.
1921 Western Australian Government State Shipping Service;
1938 Moller Line Ltd - Nils E A Moller, Mollers Ltd, Shanghai (GBR flag) 
Vessel history
Launched as LALANDIA.
Completion delayed due to war and not taken up by the East Asiatic Co.
27.11.1915 maiden voyage London-Fremantle.
05.04.1917 rammed & sank U-63 in the Mediterranean.
1920 4393grt 2775nrt

01/1942 damaged in air attack in Straits of Malacca. Repaired at Singapore 
Remarks
Built by Harland & Wolff at Irvine, Ayrshire in conjunction with Mackie & Thomson.
Harland & Wolff assigned their yard number 452I.
Meanwhile, Mackie & Thomson renamed the company to The Ayrshire Dockyard Company and this was the first ship from the yard. 
End year Fate / Status
1942  Bombed 03/02/1942 
Disposal Detail
Bombed by Japanese aircraft, both engines disabled and caught fire off West Nangka Point, Banka Strait, east of Sumatra, and sank (Singapore-Calcutta, ballast). 17 dead with 57 (70?) survivors.  
 

 



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