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HMAT A74 Marathon

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History
Name HMAT A74 Marathon
Builder/Built 1903 Alex Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, Modified 1912
Type passenger / cargo ship
Displacement 7,848 tons
Speed 15 knots


Remarks

Owned by the G Thompson & Co Ltd, of London, operating as the Aberdeen Line. Originally she had a single funnel, but in 1912 there was a commercial case for her to be lengthened, and as part of the modification she was rebuilt with two funnels.

Leased by the Commonwealth from 27 Oct 1916 until 28 Jul 1917. She made three journeys carrying troops from mid 1916 until early 1917 before she was handed over to the British Admiralty on 28 Jul 1917. She was later to play a part in the return of troops to Australia after the war concluded.

Soldiers carried

Sydney to Devonport 4 May - 9 July 1916

Albany to England 18 Apr 1918 - ???

England to Fremantle 17 June - 8 August 1918

Albany to London 29 July - 27 September 1918

England to Fremantle 6 November - 30 December 1918

England to Fremantle 19 April - 31 May 1919

England to Fremantle 7 November - 19 December 1919