Australian Troop Ships
A - I
The transport ship Ascanius (A11) a steam passenger ship which was requisitioned in 1914 as troop transport for the Australian Expeditionary Force and returned to the owner in 1920. Ascanius was part of the first convoy of ships carrying troops for overseas service to leave Australia in November 1914.
S.S. Ascanius, departing of the South Australian infantry of the first Australian expeditionary force. B10303
Camouflaged troop transport Argyllshire loaded with troops in Sydney Harbour. This ship was twice attacked by German submarines. The second attack, in the English Channel, resulted in the ship being struck by a torpedo but it managed to reach Plymouth.
The transport ship HMAT Ballarat after the troops had left the ship, subsequent upon being torpedoed on by a German submarine in the English Channel on 25 April 1917. She sank the next morning.
Troop transport HMAT Benalla (A24), crowded with troops, departing from the wharf. A small rowing boat is near the stern of the ship.
HMAT CLAN McGILIVRAY
Troops on board HMAT Clan MacGillivray (A46) prior to departure with well-wishers gathered on the wharf holding paper streamers connecting them to the men on the ship.
Sydney, NSW, 1916-05. The Troopship Demosthenes about to leave the wharf are with Troops bound for the Front. Around the photograph are signatures of some of those on board.