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Name Official number Flag IMO
BULOLO  171245  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1938  31/05/1938  09/1938 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  668 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
6267 grt / 3442 nrt / 399.0 ft  58.2 ft  25.3 ft   
Engine builder J. G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
Oil engine, 2S.CSA 12cyl (24½ & 45¼ in) 1241nhp, 2-Screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd., Sydney NSW  Sydney, Australia  01/11/1938 
Other names
1939 HMS BULOLO - 1946 BULOLO 
Subsequent owner and registration history
03/1939 - 12/1946 Admiralty requisition - armed merchant cruiser, 1941 landing ship 
Vessel history
1939 Taken up as an Australian armed merchant cruiser and fitted out at Simonstown with 7x6in, 2x3in and several light anti-aircraft guns.
From January 1940 until March 1942 she was on Atlantic convoy work.
1942 Overhaul at Baltimore.
Converted as a headquarters ship for the landings of the French North African invasion.
1946 Paid off and refitted by Barclay, Curle then re-entered the Australian - New Guinea run from Sydney and Brisbane. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1968  Broken Up 24/05/1968 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking. 
 

 



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