HMT Lake Manitoba

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HMT Lake Manitoba
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Name HMT Lake Manitoba
Owner Beaver Line (Elder Dempster & Co), Liverpool
Builder C.S. Swan & Hunter, Wallsent-on-Tyne
Yard number 263
Launched 6 Jun 1901
Completed September 1901
In service 1901
Out of service 1924
Fate broken up
General characteristics
Type passenger / cargo ship
Tonnage 9,674 tons
Length 469.5 ft (143.12m)
Beam 56.2 ft (17.13m)
Depth 31.9 ft 9.72m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
Capacity Accommodation for 122 x 1st, 130 x 2nd & 500 x 3rd Class passengers


Original owners were the Beaver Line. First used to carry troops in September 1902 when she was used to carry troops returning from the Boer War. In May 1903 the line was taken over by Canadian Pacific. Gutted by fire, and scuttled at Montreal on 26 Aug 1918, she was refloated and used as a cargo ship. Sold to the Bishop Navigation Co, who renamed her "Iver Heath", before she was scrapped in 1924.

In 1916 was used to transfer the 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders from France to Mesopotamia. on 26 Aug 1918 the ship was gutted by fire at Montreal. Scuttld, she was later raised and repaired for service until early 1924 when she was broken up

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to England 1 - 7 August 1916