HMAT Warilda


Warilda was built by William Beardmore & Company in Glasgow, and was launched in December 1911 for the Australian company Adelaide Steamship Company. After the outbreak of The Great War she was equipped as a troop transport and transported soldiers from Australia to Egypt and England from October 1915 to the summer of 1916. She was then equipped as a hospital ship and under a journey 3. August 1918 from Le Havre to To England with wounded soldiers, she was torpedoed by the German uboat UC-49 under command of Oberluetnant Hans K√ľkenthal. Her steering was knocked out and the engine room soon was filled with water She sank two hours later with 123 casualties. The wreck rest today on her starboard side on a depth of 42 to 55 meter 35 nautical miles south of Brighton in the English Channel.

Former names:
HMAT Warilda
Warilda, A 69
411,3 x 56,7 x 34,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7713 grt / 4477 nrt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1911
Adelaide ( AU )

Picture: HMS A 69 Warilda
Courtesy of Australian War Memorial
, Public domain

Last updated: July 2019