From Our Contribution
|Builder/Built||1912 Barclay, Curle & Co, Glasgow|
|Type||Passenger / cargo (twin screw)|
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.
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