Historical information

The MV Duntroon was a 10,346 ton passenger liner built for the Melbourne Steam Ship Co. by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson's yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 1935. One of the last purpose-built passenger & general cargo ships for the Australian coastal trade, the Duntroon was also known for its role as a troopship (1942-1949) and for the tragic incident on 20 November 1940 when she hit and sank the small auxiliary minesweeper HMAS Goorangai off Queenscliff with the loss of all 24 of Goorangai's crew. This was the first RAN ship to be lost during the Second World War.

Physical description

Crockery; 7 pieces from the Melbourne Steamship Co. off the MV Duntroon; 2 tea cups with saucers, 2 side plates, 1 small milk jug, floral border pattern

Inscriptions & markings

Crest on front: Melbourne Steamship Co. Ltd. On base: C McD Mann and Co. Ltd. Hanley Staff, 101 Leadenhall St. London. Made in England