Built in 1926. Owned by Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) for use in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) as a cargo vessel.
At the start of the Pacific War, one of twenty-one KPM ships that took refuge in Australia and were provided by the Dutch government to the Allied war effort. Armed with a 12 pounder deck gun at the stern and anti-aircraft guns.
On March 16, 1945 Sibigo was sunk off Port Douglas during a cyclone while traveling from Brisbane bound for Finschhafen. During the sinking, 72 aboard were lost.
Afterwards, only 13 of her crew were rescued.
Some sources refer to this vessel as simply "Sibigo".
Australia Emergency Management Knowledge Hub - Shipwreck Sibigo 1945 via Wayback Machine March 2, 2016
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November 16, 2018