SS Wollongbar (1922)

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Name: Wollongbar
Owner: North Coast Steam Navigation Company
Builder: Lithgows, Port Glasgow
Yard number: 746
Launched: 1922
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk on 29 April 1943
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,240 gross tons
Length: 285.1 ft (86.9 m)[1]
Beam: 42.1 ft (12.8 m)
Draught: 23.9 ft (7.3 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Wollongbar was a 2,239-ton passenger steamship built by the Lithgows, Port Glasgow in 1922 for the North Coast Steam Navigation Company, as a replacement for SS Wollongbar (1911) which was wrecked in 1921.[2]


She was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-180 off Crescent Head, New South Wales while in a convoy on 29 April 1943. When she sank, thirty two crew members died and five of her crew waited until they were rescued.


  1. ^ "ss Wollongbar (1922)". Clyde Built Ships Database. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "North Coast Steam Navigation Company". Flotilla Australia. Retrieved 27 September 2011.