HMAS Kuramia

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Career (Australia)
Name: Kuramia
Owner: Sydney Ferries
Port of registry: Sydney registration number: 53/1914.
Builder: David Drake, Balmain
Launched: 15 November 1913
Completed: 1914
Identification: UK official number: 136383
Career (Australia)
Name: HMAS Kuramia
Commissioned: 20 February 1942
General characteristics
Tonnage: 353 GT
Length: 156.5 feet (47.7 m)
Beam: 33.2 feet (10.1 m)
Draught: 12.3 feet (3.7 m)
Installed power: Triple expansion engine built by Mort's Dock, Balmain

HMAS Kuramia was an auxiliary boom defence vessel and net layer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). She was built in 1913 as a double ended ferry for Sydney Ferries.

Built by David Drake, Balmain for Sydney Ferries, she was launched on 15 November 1913. Her triple expansion engines were built by Mort's Dock, Balmain. She was operated on the Milson's Point run.

She was sold in 1940 and her machinery was removed. Part of her machinery was fitted in Uralba. Her hull was requisitioned by the RAN in 1942 and she was converted into an auxiliary boom defence vessel and net layer. She was acquired by the RAN in 1943.


Her hulk was used as target by aircraft from Sydney off Sydney on 10 October 1953 and sunk.[1]


  1. ^ "Commonwealth of Australia, Emergency Notice to Mariners". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 October 1953. p. 13. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

Coordinates: 34°59′26″S 151°35′03″E / 34.990430°S 151.584120°E / -34.990430; 151.584120