Wallaroo





Wallaroo/Kiamala

Type :
Wooden steam ship
Launched  :
1896
Builder :
Young, Son & Fletcher
Rozelle, NSW
Gross weight :
122 tons
Dimensions :
106.40 x 21.70 x 8.50 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
545
Speed :
unknown

Wallaroo (as built) was a sister ship to Carabella. She was originally operated by the North Shore Steam Ferry Company prior to that company reforming as Sydney Ferries Limited.

In 1914 she was substantially rebuilt. The changes were significant enough that she was virtually a new ferry. At that time she was renamed to Kiamala.

She was sold to the Royal Australian Navy in 1943 but does not appear to have been used in active service.

Her final fate is unknown.


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