TSS Islander on her trials

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Nov 1929
Description
View of a white-hulled cargo and passenger ship at sea. Order number 416. Her bridge and engines are amidships. She has substantial bridgehouse and poop superstructures. The hull is punctured by several large rectangular windows.
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Production date
Nov 1929
Subject notes
Islander' was a twin screw turbine engined steam ship. She had cells for several prisoners. Seamen, firemen, greasers and gunners slept in the forecastle. First class passengers were amidships and second class passengers and officers were in the poop. She was Grangemouth Dockyard Company ship No 416.

Islander's appearance suggests she was ordered for island navigation in the tropics. A merchant ship of that name served with the Australian Navy around New Guinea during World War Two in the struggle against the Japanese .
Accession number
P14507

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