RMS Mongolia

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Name RMS Mongolia
Builder/Built 1891 D & W Henderson, Glasgow
Type Passenger / cargo steamer (Single screw)
Displacement 4,838 tons
Speed 13 knots


In civilian mode she had accommodation for 100 first class passengers, 80 second class, and 1,000 third class passengers. Previously used on the UK - North American routes, in 1915 she was sold to the British Admiralty. Operated by Indian & Peninsular S.N. Co., Bombay. On 21st Jul.1918 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC.70 while 5 miles off Filey Brig on voyage Middlesbrough to London, with the loss of 36 lives.

Soldiers carried

Fremantle to Port Suez 22 November - 14 December 1915

Fremantle to Port Suez 17 July - 18 August 1916

Egypt to Fremantle 31 March - 24 May 1919