Iron Chieftain (B.H.P.)

En route on the night of 3 June 1942 from Newcastle to Whyalla, Iron Chieftain was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I.24. Her Master and Chief Engineer were among the twelve crew lost. The thirty-seven survivors were rescued, some from a raft, by HMAS “Bingera”, and others from a lifeboat washed onto the beach at The Entrance, New South Wales.