26a["The Koombana Launched", The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 24 December 1908, page 8]

THE KOOMBANA LAUNCHED.

Accounts of the ceremony of launching the steamer Koombana, from the yards of Alex. Stephen and Son, Limited, Linthouse, on Oct. 2, were received by the last mail.

The Koombana, which has been built to the order of the Adelaide S.S. Company, Ltd., is 340ft in length between perpendiculars, with a beam of 48ft and a depth of 32ft. She has been constructed under British Corporation shelter deck rules as a passenger and cargo steamer, carrying first and second-class passengers, a large number of cattle, and a considerable amount of general cargo. Her engines, also supplied by the buildrs, and a set of Babcock and Willcox water-tube boilers, will be shipped at Princes Dock.

The refrigerating machinery on board has been supplied by Messrs. J. and E. Hall, Ltd., London. A Clayton fire-extinguishing and disinfecting installation has also been fitted. Seven sets of Welin quadrant davits have been fitted. The vessel was named by Mrs. S. Elgar, of Brisbane, wife of one of the company's superintendents in England.

26b[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Wednesday 03 June 1908, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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s.s. "Koombana"

Secretary reported that Captain J. Rees was proceeding to England by RMS "Orontes" on 18th inst. in order to bring out the "Koombana".

Approved.

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26c[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Wednesday 07 October 1908, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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Inspectors

Mr Elgar's letter from Glasgow dated 3rd September.

Read.

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s.s. "Koombana"

London Agent's cable of 6th October advising that vessel will be launched on 26th instant.

Read.

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26d[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Wednesday 28 October 1908, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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s.s. "Koombana"

Cable from London dated 27th instant advising successful launch of "Koombana".

Read.

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26e[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Tuesday 29 December 1908, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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s.s. "Koombana"

London Agent's cable of the 23rd instant advising successful trial trip etc.

Read.

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Inspectors

Mr Elgar's letter from Glasgow dated 26th November.

Read.

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26f[Minutes of Adelaide Steamship Company directors' meeting, Wednesday 06 January 1909, Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University, 0186/Z535 Box 12]

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Cable from London Agents advising departure of this steamer for Australia on 30th December.

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