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    Posted: 24 Nov 2010 at 18:31

HMAT Borda was the sister ship to HMAT Ballarat, HMAT Berrime and HMAT Beltana.   These were part of five liners ordered by the P&O Line for a single-class service to Australia concentrating on emigrants rather than tourists.  The ships were to replace that P&O acquired when it bought out the Blue Anchor Line in 1910 and each could accommodate 350 Third-Class and 750 "temporary" passengers.   The Borda was the last of the five to be completed and was launched on December 17, 1913 and made her maiden voyage in April of the following year. 

Like her sister ships, Borda was later requisitioned by the Shipping Controller after her time with the Australia Government expired and she returned to the London - Australia run after the cessation of hostilities.   She commenced her final voyage to the U.K. fromBrisbane on March 12, 1929 and in August 1930 was sold for £28,850 to Tokai Shoji Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan for demolition at Kobe.

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