Australian stores lighter Yampi Lass

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  • S.B.C
  • Yampi Lass
Operator: Royal Australian Navy (194?-1943)
General characteristics

Yampi Lass was a stores lighter of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War.

Built as a scow, S.B.C was used by the Swan Brewery Company and transported beer down the Swan River. She was bought by the Yampi Sound Mining Company and used to transport stores to their mine on Koolan Island.[1]

She was requistioned by the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War, however she was never commissioned. While at HMAS Melville, Darwin she was sunk during a storm inside Darwin Harbour on 11 April 1943. Salvaged in October 1945, she was sold for £15 10s.


  1. ^ "Scow's Long Trip". The West Australian, Tuesday 19 October 1937, p.11. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 


  • Wilson, Michael; Royal Australian Navy 21st Century Warships, Naval auxiliaries 1911 to 1999 including Defence Maritime Services, Profile No. 4 - Revised Edition, Topmill Pty Ltd, Marrickville. ISBN 978-1-876270-72-8