From Our Contribution
|Builder/Built||1914 Scotts, Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Ltd|
|Type||Passenger liner (twin screw)|
Built for Cunard subsidiary, the Anchor Line. Could carry 1,379 passengers in her original configuration, and 3,060 troops when fitted out as a troopship.
Used to move troops around the Mediterranean, on 4 May 1917 while sailing from Marseille to Alexandria she was torpedoed south of Italy by U-63, despite an escort from two Japanese destroyers. While one of the escorts was taking on board troops from the Transylvania, another torpedo was fired and although the destroyer was able to avoid it, the Transylvania was dead in the water and it sank immediately.
Ten crew members, 29 army officers, and 375 soldiers lost their lives.
Alexandria to Marseilles 29 March -4 April 1916
- William Carroll
- Edward Patrick Thomas O'Brien
- John Donaldson Patterson
- John James Thorpe
- Richard John Williams