HMT Ivernia

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HMT Ivernia
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Name HMT Ivernia
Owner Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. - British & North American RMSP Co - Cunard White Star Line.
Builder Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson of Newcastle
Yard number 247
Launched 1899
Completed 1900
In service 14 Apr 1900
Out of service 1 Jan 1917
Fate Torpedoed and fondered
General characteristics
Type Passenger Liner - immigrants
Tonnage 13,799 tons
Length 600 ft (180 m)
Beam 64 ft (20 m)
Depth 37 ft 98 in (11.5m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
Capacity 1,964 passengers - (164 x 1st Class, 200 Sx 2nd, 1,600 x 3rd)


Owned by Cunard Steam Ship Company. he made her maiden voyage, from Liverpool to New York, on 14 April 1900. Two months later she was placed on the Liverpool-Boston route for which she was intended, and remained on that route until December 1911. Ivernia was then placed on a Trieste-New York route and remained there until World War I, except for the winter of 1912-13, when she returned to the Boston-Liverpool route.

She was taken over as a troopship in September 1914.

Ivernia was torpedoed and sunk on New Year's Day 1917 by German U Boat-47 off Cape Matapan, Greece while carrying 2,400 Scottish troops from Marseilles to Alexandria. Eighty five soldiers and thirty six crew died.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Mudros 4 - 7 September 1915

On 10 Sep 1915 all boarded HMT Sarnia for the journey to Anzac Cove

England to Alexandria ?? - 16 February 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles France 22 - 28 Mar 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 5 - 12 June 1916