Ships Nostalgia banner
WW1. SALONIKA.    GREEK TROOPS DISEMBARKING

WW1. SALONIKA. GREEK TROOPS DISEMBARKING

·
Registered
Joined
·
960 Posts
hello Dick,
This one interests me as my Dad was in Salonika with the British Army (RFA) in 1917/18. He got malaria and dysentary; they sent him back to the Hartlepool shipyards as a rivetter a few months before the armistice. Do you have any others of that campaign?
regards
Harry Nicholson
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
25 Posts
Built 1907 by J. Priestman & Co, Sunderland for the Moraitis Line (D. G. Moraitis) as the 'Moraitis'. The first Greek transatlantic line. Hellenic Transatlantic Steam Navigation Co. bought her the following year..
Transatlantic service to New York from Patras & Piraeus.
Renamed 'Themistocles' in 1908.
Acquired by the National Steam Navigation Company in 1914.
Last New York voyage, 1924.
Scrapped 1933.
6,045GT, 400' x 50', twin screw, 3exp., 13 knots

Bruce C
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,251 Posts
Thanks Bruce thats brill, and Harry will dig some more out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
307 Posts
HMAT THEMISTOCLES embarked AIF troops at Sydney on 5/10/15 - so she got around. My maternal grandmother's brother, Sgt. Glen Manuel, 53rd batallion AIF, was aboard, and did a one way trip to fulfil his duty as did around 60,000 of his fellow Australians. Thanks for the photo Dick.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
25 Posts
Good Morning, McFlett:
That was almost certainly another 'Themistocles', the Thompson's Aberdeen liner built by Harland & Wolff in 1911.
She was an HMAT during WWI and in her lifetime made a total of 79 voyages to Australia via the Cape and was not broken up until 1947.
11,231GT, 500' x 62', twin screw, 4exp, 15 knots.
103 1st and 256 3rd class passengers.

Photos:
http://tinyurl.com/2vm4gn (I just noticed click on "SS Themistocles" on the site for some more pictures)
http://image.sl.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/ebindshow.pl?doc=best/b353;seq=4


Bruce C
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
307 Posts
Now that was a trap for young players. Thanks for pointing that out Bruce.
 

Media information

Category
Ports Docks And Harbours
Added by
DICK SLOAN
Date added
View count
391
Comment count
6
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top