SS Abbassieh

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SS Abbassieh
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Name HMT Abbassieh
Owner Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Company
Builder Scott & Co, Greenock
Yard number 269
Launched 28 Sep 1889 as SS Mocambique
Completed 19 Nov 1889
In service March 1900
Fate scrapped
General characteristics
Type Passenger/cargo liner
Tonnage 3,199 tons
Length 110.79m
Beam 12.86m
Propulsion Triple-expansion steam engine, Single screw
Speed 10 knots (18.5 kmh)
Capacity 77 first class, 49 second class, 350 deck passengers


Launched as Mocambique for the Mala Real Portugueza, Lisbon, for service to the Portuguese African colonies. In 1902 she was sold to W MacAndrew, Lisbon, and renamed Alvarez Cabral. Resold again in 1902, this time to the Prince Line Ltd, Newcastle, and renamed Sicilian Prince for the Livorno/Genoa/Naples/Palermo/New York service. In 1908 she was chartered to Northwest Transport Line for four Rotterdam - Halifax - New York voyages. In 1910 she was sold to Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Company Ltd, London, and renamed Abbassieh.

During 1915 she appears to have had a regular troop run between Mudros and the Dardanelles landing sites. In 1919 a takeover of the Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Company Ltd by P&O was agreed, and ship now a part of the P & O fleet until she was scrapped in Italy during 1931.

Soldiers carried

Gallipoli to Mudross 14 Dec 1915

10th Light Horse Regiment and others, including