The Ship That Will Not Die
‘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▪ was in danger of demolition when the heritage funding for her restoration was withdrawn.