HMT Caeserea

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Name HMT Caeserea
Builder/Built 1910 Cammell Laird
Type Packet Steamer (triple screw)
Displacement 1,504 tons
Speed 20 knots


Built for the London and Southwest Railway. Capable of carrying 1,470 passengers, during WW1 it was used to ferry soldiers between England and France. In 1923 it was sold to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, and renamed Manx Maid. Taken over by the Admiralty during WW2 as the HMS Bruce, before in 1945 again being named Manx maid.

Soldiers carried

Southampton to Le Havre 22 November 1916

36th Battalion

Southampton to France 24 November 1916

3rd Pioneer Battalion