HMAT A51 Chilka

From Our Contribution

HMAT A51 Chilka.jpg
Name HMAT A51 Chilka
Builder/Built 1910 Barclay, Curle & Co, Glasgow
Type passenger / cargo ship (twin screw)
Displacement 3,952 tons
Speed 14 knots


The smallest of the vessels chartered by the Commonwealth, she was owned by the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London and made two journeys to Egypt with troops before being handed over to the Government of India on 4 Aug 1915.

In 1917 while back under private control the Chilka caught fire near Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal, was beached and abandoned. 70 lives were lost.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Port Suez 19 June - ? July 1915