HMT Takada

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HMAT Takada.jpg
courtesy Victorian State Library
Name HMAT Takada
Builder/Built 1914 Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow
Type passenger / cargo
Displacement 6,949 tons
Speed 13.5 knots


Owned by the British India Steam Navigation Company of Glasgow. Used on the trade routes to the far east from Britain in the late 1920's and 1930's.

The Takada acted as a hospital ship during the war (10 Aug 1915 - 29 Apr 1919), and made at least one trip to Australia returning convalescent men soon after the war ended.

Scrapped in Belgium in 1938.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 24 December 1918 - 1 February 1919

England to Fremantle 18 July - 29 August 1919