HMT Haida Pascha

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HMT Haida Pascha
Name HMT Haida Pascha
Owner The Shipping Controller WW1
Builder Craig, Taylor & Co, Stockton-on-Tees.
Yard number 151
Launched 1912
General characteristics
Type Cargo ship
Tonnage 3,424 tons
Length (109.7m)
Beam (15.2m)
Speed 10 knots (18.52 km/h)


Built as the SS Hornfels for HC Horn, and sold the same year to German company Bremer Dampferlinie Atlas who renamed her SS Haida Pascha. When war broke out she was caught in Alexandria harbour and was seized by Great Britain. In April 1915 she carried the HQ Company and three of the four rifle companies of the 16th Battalion to Mudross and subsequently to Anzac Cove. In late 1915 she was renamed SS Hunsbridge.

On 7 September 1917, carrying a cargo of coal and stores, she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarne UB 49 southwest of Cape Spartel, Morocco with the loss of 3 lives.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Mudross & Gallipoli 12 - 15 April & 25 April 1915