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Featured Ship: HMAT A32 Themistocles
|Builder/Built||1910 Harland & Wolff, Belfast|
Original owner was the Aberdeen Line, later sold to the Shaw, Saville & Albion Line for routes to Australia. She could carry 250 third class passengers, and 100 in first class. The trip to Melbourne took 40 days.
Served during WW1 as a troopship under the control of the Commonwealth until 20 Oct 1917 before being transferred to the British Admiralty. While controlled by the Transport Branch of the Australian Navy she undertook 7 journeys with troops from Australia to either Egypt or England.
During WW2 the Themistocles was used on trans Atlantic convoys.
Between the wars and after WW2 she returned to servicing the Australian route.
She was scraped on 24 Aug 1947.
Fremantle to Alexandria 2 November - 3 December 1914
Fremantle to Alexandria 22 Dec 1914 - ? January 1915
Fremantle to Port Suez 9 June - 30 June 1915
Alexandria to Fremantle 13 August - 10 September 1915
Fremantle to Port Suez 13 October 1915 - unknown at Port Suez
- Phillip Selwyn Allen
- Henry Thomas Cockram
- Osborne Fisher
- Alfred Arthur Martin
- Francis Leonard Martin
- William Clarence Martin DCM & Bar
Alexandria to Lemnos Island 15 - 18 November 1915
Alexandria to Marseilles France 15 March - 21 March 1916
- Arthur Percy Thomas Boyle
- Charles Glyn Firns
- Henry Richard Keefe
- Charles William Price
- Henry George Price
- Stuart Alan Webb