HMT Royal George

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Name HMT Royal George
Builder/Built 1907 Fairfield, Govan
Type Passenger / cargo ship
Displacement 11,146 tons


Owned by the Egyptian Mail Steamship Company. Laid up in Marseilles in 1909 and offered for sale. In 1910 she was purchased by Canadian Northern Steamships of Toronto and renamed ROYAL GEORGE.

Refitted for North Atlantic service, she commenced Avonmouth Quebec Montreal sailings, and on 6th Nov 1912 she stranded near Quebec, was refloated and sailed for Halifax for further repairs.

She resumed Avonmouth Quebec Montreal voyages on 17 Jun 1913. On 3rd Oct.1914 she sailed from Gaspe Bay for Plymouth with part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was then taken over as a British troopship.

The fleet was purchased by Cunard SS Co in 1916, but the ROYAL GEORGE continued trooping for the rest of the war.

She resumed passenger voyages on 10 Feb 1919 when she started the first of five Liverpool Halifax New York sailings and started her first Southampton Halifax New York voyage on 15 Aug 1919. Her last voyage on this service commenced 10th Jun.1920 and she was then used as an emigrant depot ship at Cherbourg.

Served as a Hospital Ship during the Dardanelles Campaign.

Scrapped 1922.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Mudros 12 - 18 Nov 1915