Zealandia SS

Dublin Core

Title

Zealandia SS

Military Unit Item Type Metadata

Unit History

Requisitioned in 1940 the 'Zed' was the first passenger liner to carry a wireless telegraph and operated as a passenger ship on the Sydney-Fremantle run during peacetime. Used as a troop transporter for Sparrow Force on the Timor Ferry Service she made 7 journeys into Darwin. Zealandia was the last ship attacked and sunk on 19 February 1942. Jack Mulholland arrived in Darwin with the 14 Heavy Anti aircraft Battery on the Zealandia on 22 November 1940. Jack is the author of "Darwin bombed: an A/A gunner's reflections".

Parent Unit

Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd.

Locations

Darwin Harbour

Dates

10 July 1940 to 19 February 1942

Nation

Australia

Service

Merchant Navy

Branch

Troopship
Passenger Steamship
Cargo Steamship

Bibliography

Resources at your Library:
Zealandia SS
Manuscripts at NTL:
Tom Lewis Manuscript Collection 1989-1993. MS26/36/1-12

Files

Collection

Citation

“Zealandia SS,” Northern Territory Library, accessed October 20, 2020, http://www.ntlexhibit.nt.gov.au/items/show/1489.

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