HMT Tunisian

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Name HMT Tunisian
Builder/Built 1900 Alexander Stephen & Sons of Glasgow
Type Immigrant Ship
Displacement 10,576 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built for the Allan Line. For a period she carried large numbers of children to institutional homes in Canada.

Her war service included a period when she was a Prisoner of War accommodation vessel moored at Ryde, Isle of Wright, before being used as a troop carrier.

In 1917 the Allan Line was sold to Canadian Pacific, and returned to commercial service on the Canadian route. In 1920 she was converted to a cabin/third class configuration, and in 1922 was renamed Marburn. She remained in service until 1927, and in late 1928 was sent to the breakers.

Soldiers carried

Anzac Cove May - June 1915 ??

Imbros to Alexandria 1 - 3 Jan 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 29 May - 3 June 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 18 - 23 June 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 10 - 17 July 1916