HMT Scotian

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HMT Scotian
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SS Statendam
Name HMT Scotain
Owner Holland-America Line
Builder Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Yard number 320
Launched 7 May 1898
Completed 18 Aug 1898
In service 24 Aug 1898
Out of service 1927
Fate scrapped
General characteristics
Type Passenger ship
Tonnage 10,319 tons
Length 515.3 ft (157.05m)
Beam 59.8 (18.19m)
Propulsion twin screw
Capacity 520 x 2nd; 1,150 x 3rd class passengers


Originally named the Statendam for the Holland America Line, she was used for the Rotterdam - New York route. She was renamed Scotian when acquired by the Allen Line in 1911.

In 1914 and into wearly 1915 she was used as a troop ship, including involvment in the Gallipoli campaign. Later from 31 Oct 1914 - 23 Mar 1915 this changed to being an accommodation ship for German POWs at Ryde, Isle of Wright. During 1916 she then made several voyages transferring Australian troops to and from the Gallipoli Peninsula and later from Alexandria in Egypt to Marseilles in France. In 1917 ownership was transferred to the Canadian Pacific Line. In October 1918 she was returning US Soldiers to home when nfluenza claimed the lives of

Returned to her owners after the war, in 1922 she was renamed Marglen before being scrapped at Genoa in 1927.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Gallipoli 4 - 7 July 1915

Anzac Cove to Alexandria 16 - 19 August 1915

Anzac Cove to Alexandria 22 - 25 August 1915

Alexandria to Marseilles 10 - 18 May 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 4 - 11 June 1916

France to England 29 Apr 1918