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The launching of the Eurimbla
Title : The launching of the Eurimbla The launching of the Eurimbla
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Place Of Creation : Osborne, S. Aust.
Date of creation : 1921
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The launching of the Eurimbla at Poole and Steel's shipyard in April 1921. She was the first of three ships built by the yard under contract to the Federal Government just after World War I. The Eurimbla was 5,500 tons deadweight, 331 feet long and 48 feet beam.

The Commonwealth Government's shipbuilding venture was for Poole and Steel to build four ships in South Australia. This was later reduced to three. The yards of Poole and Steele were put to a number of uses such as building gantries, railway rolling stock, dredges and barges for the South Australian Railways, the Harbors Board and the steel spans for the bridge at Murray Bridge. The works were closed down some time before January 1937 when all plant was sold at auction. The property was then taken over by the Harbors Board.

Related names :

Poole & Steele Shipyard (Osborne, S. Aust.)

Eurimbla (Ship)

Coverage year : 1921
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Osborne, S. Aust.
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
Volum, WG. 'Poole and Steel Limited', The Log Quarterly Journal of the Nautical Association of Australia Inc., vol. 24, no. 4, November 1991, pp. 142-153
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