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Gross Tons

In Service

Rabaul 1916 5618 1934-1941
Salamaua 1920 6676 1934-1953
Suva 1938 4873 1938-1963

As well as these their ship, the Noorebar, though possibly having been lost in the Rabaul volcano of 1937, is thought may have fallen victim of the Japanese invasion of Rabaul early in 1942. The Rabaul sailed the world’s oceans as part of the Allied cause until while under requisition voyage in the South Atlantic she was shelled and sunk on 14 May 1941, the survivors being imprisoned in enemy hands until war’s end.