HMT Kalyan

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HMT Kalyan
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British hospital ship KALYAN at Archangel. IWM Q47857
Name HMT Kalyan
Owner Royal Navy (1915—1919) P & O (1919–1932)
Builder Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Launched 24 Sep 1914
Fate Sold to Japanese ship breakers, 12 February 1932
General characteristics
Type passenger / cargo ship
Tonnage 9,144 tons
Length 480.6 ft (146.5 m)
Beam 58.2 ft (17.7 m)
Depth 37.7 ft (11.5 m)
Propulsion twin screw


Owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company between 1915 and 1932. Initially used as a troop ship between England, Egypt and Salonika from 1915 - 1918 after which she was converted toa Hospital Ship from 1918 - 1919.

Refitted as a hospital ship and dispatched to North Russia in October 1918, after a 12-day voyage she arrived in Archangel. There she acted as a temporary base hospital for British, Canadian, French, Italian, Chinese and Russian sick and wounded. she remaine don station throughout the winter before returning to Leith in June 1919. She was scrapped in Japan in 1932.

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Mudros 18 -23 October 1915

Alexandria to Marseilles 17 - 24 Jun 1916