HMAS Tingira

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HMAS Tingira moored in Rose Bay, Sydney in 1912
HMAS Tingira moored in Rose Bay, Sydney in 1912
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Name: HMAS Tingira
Builder: Alexander Hall & Co
Fate: Scuttled off Sydney in 1941
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,131 tons
Length: 272 ft (82.9 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Draught: 27 feet (8.2 m)
Complement: 250 passengers; 60-70 crew

HMAS Tingira was a naval training ship of the Royal Australia Navy (RAN) between 1911 and 1927. Built by Alexander Hall & Co., Aberdeen, Scotland in 1866 and was known as Sobraon. Scuttled off Sydney Harbour in 1941.


Sobraon (1866)

HMAS Tingira

Purchased from the NSW Government in 1911 and refitted as a training ship and renamed HMAS Tingira after an Aboriginal word for 'open sea', Tingira was moored at a swinging moor at Rose Bay between 1912 to 1927 and was used to train over 3,000 Australian sailors.

There is a small park on the Rose Bay waterfront which commemorates Tingira.[1]

She was scuttled at sea in 1941.


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