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"Moonta Ship", Port Augusta
Title : "Moonta Ship", Port Augusta "Moonta Ship", Port Augusta
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Source : B 19256
Place Of Creation : South Australia
Date of creation : 1947
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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"The Moonta Ship", Port Augusta

The Moonta was built by Burmeister & Wain of Copenhagen in Denmark in 1931. She arrived in Adelaide in November of that year for service with the Adelaide Steamship Company, in particular servicing the popular 'Gulf Trip';  the ship made her last run of the Gulf Trip in January 1955. At 2,693 tons gross, Moonta carried 150 passengers was 288 feet long and had a cruising speed of 12.5 knots.
The Gulf Trip was one of the most popular South Australian holiday tours for fifty years. Moonta is the best remembered of the several ships which operated on the Gulf Trip, which in addition to passengers, carried cargo.
Related names :

Moonta (ship)

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1947
Period : 1946-1979
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Page, Michael F. Fitted for the voyage: the Adelaide Steamship Company, 1875-1975 Adelaide: Rigby, 1975

The Gulf trip edited by Dieuwke Jessop Port Adelaide, S. Aust.: S.A. Maritime Museum, 1988

About the Gulf trip [Adelaide]: Adelaide Steamship Coy. Ltd., [1907?]

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