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HMT Minnetonka
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History
Name

HMT Minnetonka

Builder/Built 1902 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Type Troopship (twin screw)
Displacement 13,398 tons
Speed 16 Knots


Remarks

Originally constructed for the New York to London route, she made 137 trans Atlantic voyages before she became a military transport (HMT 158).


It would appear that during her time as a troopship, she operated primarily in the Mediterranean. Twice she was torpedoed by U Boats with out success, before on 2 Feb 1917 she was successfully torpedoed in the Mediterranean south of Sardinia by two U Boats U64 and U67.


Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Plymouth 2 Jun 1916 - 12 Jun 1916