HMT Norman

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HMT Norman

Builder/Built 1894 Harland & Wolff at Belfast
Type Royal Mail Ship
Displacement 7,537 tons
Speed 17.5 knots


Built to British Admiralty Troopship specifications and used as a troopship during the 1899 Boer War.

In 1900 transferred to the Union Castle Line and served as a mail ship until she was laid up in 1910.

Requisitioned in 1914 as a troopship, she was used in 1914, and again in 1918 in the Mediterranean. In 1919 she made one voyage to Australia, before again reverting to the mail run.

Laid up in the River Blackwater at Tollesbury in 1926 and broken up.

Soldiers carried

Acted as Hospital Ship at Gallipoli Apr May 1915

England to Brisbane 4 July - 20 August 1919