‘The Ship That Will Not Die’
describes the City of Adelaide’s many roles throughout the century following her retirement from the run between London and South Australia.
She . . .
▪ was a collier carrying coal down the English Channel
▪ was a timber trader across the North Atlantic Ocean
▪ for 30 years, was an Isolation Hospital Ship in Southampton
▪ served 25 years in the Royal Navy as a drill ship in Greenock, Scotland
▪ was the Clubrooms for a Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers Club on the River Clyde in Glasgow for 40 years
▪ sank at her moorings, and was rescued by the Scottish Maritime Museum
▪ was in danger of demolition when the heritage funding for her restoration was withdrawn.