SS Iron Knob
SS Iron Knob was a 3,349 GRT Australian cargo ship of BHP Shipping. It was built by Poole & Steele Ltd of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1922 for the Australian Commonwealth Line and initially named SS Euwarra. It was sold to BHP Shipping in October 1923 and renamed Iron Knob, becoming one of three "E" class steamships in BHP service.
Iron Knob c1920s
|Name:||SS Iron Knob|
|Namesake:||Iron Knob, South Australia|
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|Builder:||Poole & Steele Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Class and type:||"E" class|
|Length:||331 ft 5 in (101.02 m)|
|Beam:||47 ft 9 in (14.55 m)|
|Depth:||2,326 ft 1 in (708.99 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 x triple expansion steam engine (Poole & Steele) 516 hp (385 kW)|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h)|
In its 32 years of service, it made 393 voyages between Newcastle and other Australian ports.
- "A Steamer Purchased by B.H. Proprietary Co". Barrier Miner. 19 March 1925.