HMHS Nevasa

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Name HMHS Nevasa
Builder/Built 1912 Barclay, Curle & Co, Glasgow
Type Passenger / cargo (twin screw)
Displacement 9,071 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built for British India Steam Navigation Co, for the UK - India route via Cape Town.

Taken over in Aug 1914 and used as a troopship until Jan 1915 when she was fitted out as a 660 bed Hospital Ship.

In 1918 role changed to be troopship again for US troops moving to Europe, and then repatriating troops to their home countries.

Used by the British between the wars as a troopship, and continued right through WW2 until 1948 when she was scrapped.

Soldiers carried

World War I

Anzac Cove 15 July 1915

Gallipoli to Alexandria 7 - 10 November 1915

England to Fremantle 4 - 21 January 1919

England to Fremantle 5 March - 13 April 1919

World War II

Fremantle to Kantara, Egypt 20 Apr - 18 May 1940

Journey Y3 Boarded 20 Apr 1940, left wharf at 12:10pm and anchored in Gage Roads. Sailed 3:00pm 22 Apr 1940. Arrived in Colombo 3 May 1940