RMS Morea

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Name RMS Morea
Builder/Built 1908 Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Type Passenger Liner (twin screw)
Displacement 10,890 tons
Speed 16 knots


Owned by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company for the UK to Australia or India services.

In late 1915 chartered as an ambulance transport and Australian troopship until March 1916 when she was returned to P & O to make three voyages to Australia before being requisitioned, this time by the British Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser.

In 1919 during delays in refitting, she was nicknamed HMS Neversail. 1919 - 1930 sailed for P & O on the London/Bombay/Adelaide/Melbourne/Sydney route.

1930 sold for demolition.

Soldiers carried

Adelaide to Bombay 26 February - 18 March 1917