HMAT A49 Seang Choon

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State Library of NSW a639566
Name Seang Choon
Builder/Built 1891 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Type Passenger ship
Displacement 5,807 tons
Speed 12 knots (22kmph)


Built for the Bibby Line and named the Cheshire, she was used during the Boer War as a troopship.

In 1910 she was sold to Lim Chin Tsong of Rangoon and renamed as the Seang Choon. Taken over in 1915 as a troopship, and made one trip with troops to Egypt before becoming a hospital ship involved with the Dardanelles campaign. Made two additional voyages from Australia as a troop ship in 1916.

Torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland on 10 Jul 1917 while on a voyage from Sydney to London by submarine U-87 with 19 lives lost.

Soldiers carried

Mudros to Alexandria 30 April - 2 May 1915

Port Suez - Melbourne 17 July - 17 August 1916