HMAT Bulla was laid down as SS Hessen for the German Line Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1905. It was seized by Australian forces on September 3, 1914, when it sailed into Melbourne, being unaware of the outbreak of World War I and used as a troop transport during the First World War before being transferred to the Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers in 1918. It was sold in 1926 to W. Schuchmann, and again renamed as Weissesee
|Builder:||Joh. C. Tecklenborg, Geestemunde|
|Out of service:||1914|
|Fate:||Seized by Australia during World War I|
|Operator:||Commonwealth Government Line|
|Out of service:||1926|
|Out of service:||1943|
|Fate:||Sunk by aircraft|
|Length:||124.8 m (409.45 ft)|
|Beam:||16.1 m (52.82 ft)|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h)|
- "HMAT & HMNZT Transport Ships". Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- Jose, Arthur (1928). Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, Volume IX. Canberra: Australian War Memorial. p. 543.
- "The Commonwealth Government Line of Steamers". Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Weissesee (1139012)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
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