HMT Saxonia

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Name HMT Saxonia
Builder/Built 1900 John Brown & Co, Clydebank
Type Passenger liner / cargo ship (twin screw)
Displacement 14,281 tons
Speed 15 knots


Built for the Cunard Line to ply the Liverpool to Boston and Liverpool to New York routes. When the United Kingdom entered World War I in August 1914, Saxonia was requisitioned for government service and taken off her then Trieste-Boston route.

She made a single voyage as a troopship, then was tied up in England on the River Thames as an accommodation ship for German prisoners of war. In March 1915, she resumed service as a troopship. She could carry 164 first class, 200 second class, and 1,600 third class passengers, reduced to 1,449 total after her 1920 refit. Scrapped in 1925.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Marseilles 28 March - 3 April 1916