From Our Contribution
|Builder/Built||1909 Harland & Wolff, Belfast|
|Type||Ocean Liner (twin screw)|
Built for the Bibby Line to carry 230 single class passengers.
In 1917 she was requisitioned for troop use, and after taking troops to northern Russia in 1918 she made one voyage to Melbourne, Australia carrying returning troops.
Following her Australian trip she was handed back to her owners who converted her from coal burning to oil burning and she then continued on the UK - Rangoon route until 1930.
List of soldiers carried
Liverpool to Fremantle 10 December 1918 - 15 January 1919
Troops boarded this vessel on the 9th.
- Stanley Victor Coney
- Albert Helliwell
- Roby Helliwell
- Herbert Stanley (Bert) Jones From Port Suez 23 Dec 1919
- Henry George Price
- Spencer Gwynne DCM MID From Port Suez 23 Dec 1919