HMT Corsican

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Name HMT Corsican
Builder/Built 1907 Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Type Passenger / refrigerated cargo


Built for the Allan Line, and used on the Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick route. On 12 Aug Corsican collided with an iceberg but suffered only monor damage. Taken over as a troops hip in August 1914, and used till 16 Jul 1917 when she was passed to the management of th Canadian Pacific Line. At the time she was wrecked (21 May 1923) on Cape Freels Rock, Newfoundland - no casualties, she had been renamed SS Margrave.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Marseilles 29 March - 5 April 1916

Boarding occurred on 28 March 1916. Arrived 3 April, but disembarked 5 April 1916.

Alexandria to Plymouth 29 May - 11 June 1916