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Strathnaver (1)

Strathnaver (1)

The British Passenger/cargo liner RMS STRATHNAVER (1), 200m/ 22.270gt/ 21kn/ 500-1st and 670-tourist class. 02/09/1931 completed Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, for Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. 02/10/1931 maiden voyage from London for Bombay, Colombo, Melbourne and Sydney and she continued on this service until requisitioned as a troopship in 1939. Used for transporting ANZAC troops to Suez, and later at the troop landings at Oran and Algiers in 1942. 05-06/1943 she was stationed in the Red Sea and used as a training ship for the Italian landings and in 1944 took part in the Anzio landing. After the war she was used for the repatriation of troops and in 1948/49 was reconditioned at Belfast, where her two dummy funnels were removed. She resumed the London/Australia service on 05/01/1950, and in 1954 was refitted to carry 1,252 single class passengers. The same year the Bombay call was omitted from her schedule. Her last voyage to Australia started on 07/12/1961 and in 04/1962 she was sold to Shun Fung Ironworks, Hong Kong for breaking up. Sister-ship STRATHAIRD.

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