HMT Derfflinger

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Name HMT Derfflinger
Builder/Built 1908 F. Schichau, Danzig
Type passenger / cargo ship (twin screw)
Displacement 9,600 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built for Norddeutscher Lloyd of Bremen with capacity of 104 first class, 104 second class and 1,919 3rd class passengers. After an initial voyage to New York, she was used on the Germany to Far East via Suez Canal route. Captured by the British at Port Said in 1914 and used as a troopship. Later renamed HMT Huntsgreen. Carried wounded from Gallipoli to Alexandria, and troops back to Gallipoli. Operated until 1923 as a troopship, before being sold back to her previous owners, and given her original name back before eventually being scrapped in 1932 at Bremerhaven. See also HMT Huntsgreen.

List of soldiers carried

Alexandria to Lemnos Island & Gallipoli 5 - 25 April 1915

Gallipoli to Alexandria 27 - 30 Apr 1915

Alexandria to Mudros 21 - 26 May 1915