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| shipname = HMHS Tagus
 
| shipname = HMHS Tagus
| shipowner = Ellermn Lines Ltd, Liverpool
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| shipowner = Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
| shipbuilder = Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee
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| shipbuilder = Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Glasgow
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| shipyardnumber = 466
| shiplaunched = 1898
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| shiplaunched = 27 Jun 1899
| shipcompleted = 1898
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| shipcompleted = October 1899
 
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| shipfate = Sunk
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| shipfate = Broken up in 1925
| shiptype = General cargo freighter
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| shiptype = Passenger & Cargo freighter
| shiptonnage = 937 tons
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| shiptonnage = 5,545 tons
| shiplength =
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| shiplength = 410 feet (124.97m)
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| shipbeam = 50 feet (15.24m)
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| shipdepth = 32 feet 4 inches (p.86m)
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| shippropulsion = Single screw
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| shipspeed = 15 knots
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| shipcapacity = 200 1st class; 30 second, and 250 third class passengers
 
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==Remarks==
 
==Remarks==
It appears that Tagus was used briefly as a hospital ship to transport badly injured men from Gallipoli to AEngland in 1915. By 1916 she had returned to her more usual role of freighter, when on 6 Sep 1916 she was captured by the German submarine U39 captained by Werner Furbringer  at the western entry to the English Channel. She was subsequently sunk by explosives with all crew surviving.
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The second ship named RMS Tagus was a passenger and cargo liner built in 1899 by Robert Napier and Sons Ltd of Glasgow for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Her normal employment was the routes from Southampton to the West Indies. During the Boer War she had been employed as a troopship No. 101, and again from 1917-1920 she was again engaged in Government service, this time as a hospital ship. Returned to her owners in 1918 she had not been reconditioned.
  
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She was sold in 1920 to Hijos de Jose Taya, of Barcelona, and renamed ''Principe de Viana''. She was broken up commencing 6 Nov 1925 in Genoa, italy.
 
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Latest revision as of 15:04, 30 June 2020

HMHS Tagus
HMHS Tagus.jpg
History
Name HMHS Tagus
Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Builder Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Glasgow
Yard number 466
Launched 27 Jun 1899
Completed October 1899
Fate Broken up in 1925
General characteristics
Type Passenger & Cargo freighter
Tonnage 5,545 tons
Length 410 feet (124.97m)
Beam 50 feet (15.24m)
Depth 32 feet 4 inches (p.86m)
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 15 knots
Capacity 200 1st class; 30 second, and 250 third class passengers



Remarks

The second ship named RMS Tagus was a passenger and cargo liner built in 1899 by Robert Napier and Sons Ltd of Glasgow for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Her normal employment was the routes from Southampton to the West Indies. During the Boer War she had been employed as a troopship No. 101, and again from 1917-1920 she was again engaged in Government service, this time as a hospital ship. Returned to her owners in 1918 she had not been reconditioned.

She was sold in 1920 to Hijos de Jose Taya, of Barcelona, and renamed Principe de Viana. She was broken up commencing 6 Nov 1925 in Genoa, italy.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to London 18 Sep to 27 Sep 1915

Austin Faulkner