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Flashback to the much-loved Australian coastal passenger ship, MV Moonta, built in 1931 in Denmark for the Adelaide Steamship Company.

With comfortable accommodation for 150 passengers, Moonta was known for her excellent service, entertainment and relaxing voyages, often being called the perfect ‘romantic holiday’ ship

Departing from Port Adelaide, Moonta would take passengers on a six day voyage, with calls to Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and Port Augusta. She carried large amounts of cargo, mostly wool, as well as lead, pig iron and groceries.

After serving in World War II, she continued her Australian coastal service until 1955 when she was retired after 24 years, by which time she had sailed approximately 750,000 miles and carried around 95,000 passengers!

Source: Flinders Ports Holdings