SS Leicestershire

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Name SS Leicestershire
Builder/Built 1909 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Type Ocean Liner (twin screw)
Displacement 8,059 tons
Speed 15 knots


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.

Liverpool to Fremantle 3 May 1919 - 11 June 1919