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History
Name HMAT A28 Miltiades
Builder/Built 1903 Alex Stephen & Sons, Glasgow.
Type SS Troopship
Displacement 7,814 tons
Speed 13 knots


Remarks

Requisitioned as a troopship in 1915. On 1 Nov 1914 arrived in Albany to become one of the ships in the 1st Convoy. 7 Feb 1916 carried Medical Officers from Adelaide, and on 1 Aug 1916, Medical Officers from Melbourne, stopping in Fremantle for more of the same on 9 Aug 1916. On 24 Jan 1917 Medical Officers from Adelaide, and on 2 Aug 1917 more of the same from Sydney.

Commonwealth control ended 15 Sep 1917 when the Miltiades was transferred to the British Admiralty. Resumed commercial service in June 1920. Purchased by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and renamed ORCANA. She later served with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company for their South American service. She was laid up from 1923 to 1924 before being scrapped in Holland.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Port Suez 12 February - 11 March 1916

Fremantle to Plymouth 9 August - 25 September 1916

Sailed originally from Melbourne on 1 Aug 1916

Fremantle to Devonport 29 January - 27 March 1917

Sailed originally from Melbourne on 20 Jan 1917

England to Fremantle 4 May - 24 June 1917

England to Fremantle 21 December 1918 - 31 January 1919

Other journeys

  • Sydney to Alexandria October to 5 December 1914 (1st Convoy)
  • Sydney to Glasgow 2 August - 2 October 1917