SS Westralia (1897)
|Builder:||Sir J Laing & Sons, Sunderland|
|Identification:||UK official number 106415|
|Fate:||Sunk in air raids on Rabaul, 20 January 1942|
|Tonnage:||2,884 GRT, 1 819 NRT|
|Length:||327 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||41 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Installed power:||412 NHP|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h)|
In 1917 she served as a troopship, transporting the New Zealand 27th and 28th Main Regiment. She then resumed commercial service with Huddart Parker.
W. R. Carpenter and Company of Sydney bought her in 1927, had her engines removed and towed her to Rabaul for use as coal hulk, arriving in 1929. In the Rabaul air raids of 20 January 1942 she was bombed and sunk in Simpson Harbour.
- Gamble, Bruce (2006). Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul: Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press. ISBN 0-7603-2349-6.