Steel Twin Screw, 3,811 nhp
633.6 x 75.2 x 33.0
Orient Steam Navigation Co.Ltd., reg. London. 1939: Troopship used between Australia & Canada. 1940 June: Took part in the evacuation of British troops, along with Otranto & Ormonde, from Bay of Biscay, French ports. 1940 June 17: At Nazaire, embarking of troops took five hours during which the ship was hit several times and the Lancastria, near by, was sunk with the loss of 2,800 lives. 1942: Carried Free French troops to occupy Madagascar.1942 Oct.9: Torpedoed by the Italian Submarine ARCHIMEDE off the west coast of Africa. 5 dead.