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HMT_Nevasa

HMT Nevasa The British liner HMT Nevasa in the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by the battleship HMS Ramillies April 1940. HMT Nevasa launched on 12th December 1912 by Barclay Curle & Co Glasgow for the British India Steam Navigation Co, her Maiden voyage from London to East Africa and on to Calcutta on 22nd March 1913, In August 1914 she was converted to a troopship , and from January 1915 to 1918 was fitted out with 660 as a hospital ship and used in the East Africa & Persian Gulf, Salonika & Mesopotamia campaigns, Later in 1919 she became a troopship ferrying US troops home and later repatriating Allied Forces , in Late 1919 she resumed her Commercial service from the UK to East Africa & Calcutta , In 1925 she was rebuilt as a permanent troopship with a capacity for 1,000 men. In 1935/37 Nevasa carried out a series of Off season educational cruises for the school journey association,London, in 1937 Nevasa was at the Spithead Carnation Naval review ,between 1939/ 1945 she was taking Troops from the UK to India, Basra, Madagascar, and for the Normandy landings , she resumed her Commercial service in 1946 , but was still used as a troopship, in January 1948 where she was laid up on the River Blackwater and then scrapped at B'oness in Scotland. Propulsion: steam, twin screw, quad exp, 6000 ihp, 15 knots Launched: Thursday, 12/12/1912 Built: 1913 Ship Type: Passenger Vessel Ship's Role: London Calcutta services originally then troopship Tonnage: 9071 grt Length: 480.4 feet Breadth: 58.1 feet Owner History: British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London

HMT_Nevasa
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