Troop Ships and Merchant Cruisers

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Troop ships. Many liners and passenger ships were requisitioned as troop carriers and refugee transports during the World Wars.
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19th Century Merchant Cruisers and Troopships Available to the Royal Navy

Don 1872 -
Para 1873 -
Iberia 1873 -
Britannic 1874 -
Germanic 1874 -
Liguria 1874 -
Arizona 1879 -
Alaska 1881 -
Austral 1881 -
Rome 1881 -
Servia 1881 -
City of Rome 1881 -
Clyde 1881 -
Thames 1881 -
Fulda 1882 -
Werra 1882 -
Nord America 1882 -
La Normandie 1882 -
Aurania 1883 -
Valetta 1883 -
Umbria 1884 -
Ems 1884 -
Massilia 1884 -
La Bourgogne 1885 -
La Champagne 1885 -
Aller 1885 -
Ormuz 1886 -
La Bretagne 1886 -
La Gascogne 1886 -
Saale 1886 -
Trave 1886 -
Orizaba 1886 -
Orotava 1886 -
Oruba 1886 -
Orinoco 1886 -
Lahn 1887 -
Britannia 1887 -
Victoria 1887 -
New York 1888 -
Arcadia 1888 -
Oceana 1888 -
Atrato 1888 -
Peninsular 1888 -
Alfonso XIII 1888 -
Reina Maria Cristina 1888 -
Majestic 1889 -
Teutonic 1889 -
Paris 1889 -
Columbia 1889 -
Augusta Victoria 1889 -
Magdalena 1889 -
Australien 1889 -
Oriental 1889 -
Oroya 1889 -
Bresil 1889 -
La Plata 1889 -
Puritan 1889 -
Kaiser Wilhelm II 1889 -
La Touraine 1890 -
Furst Bismarck 1890 -
Havel 1890 -
Normannia 1890 -
Spree 1890 -
Polynesien 1890 -
Dunottar Castle 1890 -
Ophir 1891 -
Scot 1891 -
Empress of China 1891 -
Empress of India 1891 -
Empress of Japan 1891 -
Australia 1892 -
Himalaya 1892 -
Armand Behic 1892 -
Ville De La Ciotat 1892 -
La Navarre 1892 -
Campania 1893 -
Lucania 1893 -
Danube 1893 -
Orcana 1893 -
Orellana 1893 -
Nile 1893 -
Etruria 1894 -
Caledonia 1894 -

World War One Armed Merchant Cruisers

Alcantara - Sunk 29th February 1916
Almanzora - -
Alsatian - -
Ambrose - Became depot ship, 1915.
Andes - -
Aquitania - -
Arlanza - -
Armadale Castle - -
Avenger - Torpedoed

HMT Dunera.

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We understand this ship was involved in the transport of around 2,000 Jews to Sydney, Australia from Britain, arriving in October 1940.  The original card of the photo above has on the reverse dates of a voyage.  These are as follows.  Left Southampton September 7th, passed Gibraltar September 11th,  Port Said September 17th, Aden September 22nd, Colombo September 28th.  We are not sure whether these are from the famous voyage or not, but it seems possible.  We would like to add a detailed page about the history of this ship.  If you can help us with this, email us at OUR MAIL BOX

HMT Empire Orwell.

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RMS Canberra. At Ascension Island en route to the Falklands, May 1st 1982.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM100

HMT Dunera.

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HMS Malabar troop ship pictured pre 1896.

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HMS Euphrates troop ship pictured pre 1895.

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SS Corfu, originally a P&O liner but possibly used as a troop ship at this time. 

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HMT Neuralia.

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HMT Neuralia.

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HMT Lancashire.

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HMT Dilwara.

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HMT Dorsetshire.

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HMT Nevasa.

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HMT Egra on the Basra River pictured c.1917.

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HMT Hardinge pictured c.1920 

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Troop ship HMT Czar.

Known journey : Left Constantinople April 10th 1920, arrived Southampton April 20th 1920, possibly returning troops.

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RMS Duchess of York was a Canadian Pacific Lines ship used for transporting troops. 

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RMS Strathmore was a P&O passenger and mail ship 

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RMS Strathmore in Malta Harbour. 

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P&O Passenger ship Carthage 

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Strathaird passenger ship (possibly P&O) 

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HMT Derbyshire

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HMT Huntsgreen arriving at Southampton, May 1922.

Ex German passenger ship (Derfflinger).  Captured in 1914 at Port Said. Operated until 1923 as troopship.  Was sold back to previous German owners and eventually scrapped in 1932.

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HMT Lancashire.

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HMT Lancashire in the 1930s 

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White Star Line Queen Mary.  Troopship 1940 - 1946.  

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HMT Brandenburg.  

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Cunard White Star liner SS Scythia 

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Cunard White Star liner SS Scythia 

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Wessex 5 delivering stores to STUFT ships off Ascension Island, September 1982.

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Wessex 5 (Portland) over MV Alvega, Ascension, September 1982.

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HMT Assaye.

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HM Mercantile Armed Cruiser Teutonic.

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Armed merchant cruiser Ophir in 1901. Commissioned at Tilbury by Commodore Winsloe for the Duke of Cornwall's visit to the colonies. She was torpedoed and sunk on 19th October 1917.

Troop ship HMS Princess Margaret pictured c.1916.

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HMS Ophir in the port at Melbourne.

HMS Ophir at Sea.

HMS Ophir.

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