RMS Malwa

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RMS Malwa
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Name RMS Malwa
Owner Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Coy, London
Builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Yard number 315
Launched 1908
Completed 1908
In service 29 Jan 1909
Fate Scrapped at Osaka December 1932
General characteristics
Type Passenger steamship
Tonnage 10,883
Length 540 ft (164.6m)
Beam 61 ft 3 in (18.68m)
Depth 28 ft 6½ in 8.70m)
Propulsion Twin screw
Speed 18 knots (33 km/h)
Capacity 407 first class, 198 second class; crew 341


Laid down on the stocks as Medina but launched and completed as Malwa. Engaged on the Britain-Australia-India service, she was in Fremantle when war was declared. She was contracted on several occasions to carry Australian troops.

On 24 Sep 1920 she resumed the Australian service, continuing until 16 Dec 1932 when she was sold to be broken up in Japan.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Egypt 31 July - 24 August 1916