Sir T. Hugh Bell (1926-1930)
|Owner:||Dorman Long, Sydney (1925-1930)
Adelaide Steamship Company (1930-1946)
|Builder:||Walsh Island Dockyard and Engineering Works, Newcastle|
|Identification:||UK Identification Number: 152004|
|Fate:||Sold in 1946.|
|Decommissioned:||3 March 1946|
|Fate:||Scuttled in 1946|
|Tonnage:||418 gross tons|
|Length:||147 ft (45 m)|
|Beam:||26.6 ft (8.1 m)|
|Draught:||9.2 ft (2.8 m)|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion engine|
Tolga was built in 1925 by the Walsh Island Dockyard and Engineering Works, Newcastle for Dorman Long, Sydney as Dorlonco. She was renamed Sydney as the Sir T. Hugh Bell in 1926. She was sold to the Adelaide Steamship Company in 1930 and renamed Tolga. She was utilised along the Queensland coast as a sugar lighter between shore to larger vessels offshore. Tolga was requisitioned by the RAN in 1940 and commissioned as an auxiliary minesweeper. She was attached to Minesweeping Group 70, based at Darwin. In 1942, she was converted to a water carriers and later as a stores carrier. Purchased by the RAN in 1946, she was paid off on 3 March 1946. Surveys determined that she had deteriorated and was structurally unsafe to transport back to Australia.
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