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SS Wakool (1898-1925)


Media TitleSS Wakool (1898-1925)
Media NotesLaunched for Wilhelm Lund, London on 26 October 1898. She was named, like other Lund vessels, after an Australian settlement, in her case a town in south-west New South Wales near the border with Victoria.

In 1905, her ownership was transferred to Blue Anchor Lines and then on 26 January 1910 she was sold to P&O for £30,441 for whom she commenced work following a refit. In 1913 P&O sold her for £23,267 to Goshi Kaisha Kishimoto Shokwa, Japan, and she was renamed to "Kwanto Maru".

Four years later, in 1917, she was again sold. This time to the French Government who renamed her "Le Myre de Villiers". Sold again in 1919, she remained in service with Brabant et Pruvost, France until 1923 when she was sold for scrap to S Bertorello of Italy. Scrapping was completed on 23 April 1925.
DateAdded 20150121
Linked toArthur Beardsmore (Emigration); Margaret Harriet ('Hattie') Beardsmore; Margaret Lilian Dodimead (Emigration)

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