HMT Arcadian

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Name HMT Arcadian
Builder/Built 1899 Vickers, Sons and Maxim Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness.
Type passenger liner
Displacement 8,939 tons
Speed 15 knots


Built for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, in 1906 she was transferred to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co of London. Torpedoed and sunk 15 Apr 1917 by U-Boat UC 74, in the Aegean Sea while transporting troops from Salonika to Alexandria in Egypt. 35 crew members and 242 troops perished from the 1,335 on board at the time.

Soldiers carried

Malta to Alexandria 12 May - 16 May 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 5 Jun 1- 12 Jun 1916