Vessel name on Arrival: Balranald
Original Builder: Harland & Wolff (Caird Yard) Greenock
Original Yard No: 349
Official Number: 145597
Vessel Type: Passenger-Cargo
Year Built: 1922
Arrival Date: 01/06/1936
Date First Beached:
Date Breakup Completed:
Owner : The P & O Steam Navigation Company Limited
Launched : 24/02/1921
Completed : 05/04/1922
Twin-screw quadrupe-expansion steam engine – Converted for fuel oil buring in 1929
The top photograph shows this large liner arriving at Troon Harbour with her tugs.
(Photograph kindly donated by the son of the WSSCL Manager at that time, Mr. Robertson)
Note the large number of observers on the quay wall and the East Breakwater – H & S would have a 'hairy fit' had they been around then !