SS Barossa

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  • Barossa (1938-1964)
  • Cronulla (1964-1969)
Owner: Adelaide Steamship Company (1938-1964)
Builder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee
Launched: 1938
Fate: Scrapped in 1969
General characteristics
Displacement: 4,239 gross ton
Length: 367 feet 1 inch (111.89 m)[1]
Beam: 50 feet 3 inches (15.32 m)
Draught: 24 feet 6 inches (7.47 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine. 390 MN, built by J. G. Kincaird Ltd, Greenock

The SS Barossa was a 4,239 gross ton cargo ship built by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee for the Adelaide Steamship Company in 1938. She was heavily damaged and sank as a result of damage suffered during the Japanese air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942. She was salvaged and refloated. Barossa was transferred to Associated Steamships in January 1964, before being sold in May and renamed Cronulla.[2]


Cronulla was damaged in a typhoon and declared a total wreck and was scrapped in 1969 at Hong Kong.


  1. ^ "Lloyd's Register 1945-46" (PDF). plimsollshipdata. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adelaide Steamship Company". Flotilla Australia. Retrieved 19 January 2013.