HMT Archimedes

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Name HMT Archimedes
Builder/Built 1911 Russell & Co, Glasgow
Displacement 6,869 tons
Speed 12.5 knots


Built for Den of Airlie Co of Dundee, and named Den of Airlie. Sold in May 1912 to the Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co Ltd and renamed Archimedes. During WW1 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and used to ferry troops and stores between England and France.

In 1932 William Thompson and Co of Edinburgh acquired her and renamed her again to Benmacdhui II.

On 21 Dec 1941 on passage from London to Hong Kong she detonated a German mine of Spurn Head, England, floundered and sank.

Soldiers carried

Southampton to Le Havre 31 December 1916 - 1 January 1917