HMT Scotian

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Name HMT Scotain
Builder/Built 1898 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Displacement 10,322 tons


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

In 1914 used as a troop ship, in 1915 as an accommodation ship for German POWs at Ryde Isle of Wright. During 1916 she made several voyages transferring Australian troops from Egypt to France.

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

Alexandria to Marseilles 10 - 18 May 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 4 - 11 June 1916

France to England 29 Apr 1918