BuilderState DockyardWhere BuiltNewcastle, NSWDate Built1952Tonnage2427 GRTPropulsionnot specifiedOwners & Previous Names1952-1975 USSCo
1975-1980 Greek owners SYDNEY, PADMA
1980 Dragged anchor and stranded on Syros Island, Aegean Sea and became constructive total lossAdditional NotesThe second of Australian built colliers. Sister ship to KAROON. The name is Aboriginal for No 2. Employed on Australian coast for 23 years when sold to Greek interests.
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society (20th Aug 2019). KOOTARA 1952-1975. In Website New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Retrieved 21st Aug 2019 09:03, from https://nzshipmarine.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/157