HMT Kingstonian

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HMT Kingstonian
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Name HMT Kingstonian
Owner Frederick Leyland & Co Ltd, Liverpool
Builder R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard number 375
Launched 6 May 1901
Completed September 1901
In service 1901
Out of service 1918
Fate Torpedoed and sunk
General characteristics
Type cargo
Tonnage 6,564 tons
Length 467 ft (142.34m)
Beam 53.7 ft (16.34m)
Depth 31.6 ft (9.63m)
Propulsion single screw
Speed 13 knots (24.08 km/h)


Operated by F Leyland & Co of Liverpool as a cargo ship before WW1. Involved in support of the Gallipoli campaign during 1915 and later transport tasks between the UK and Egypt.

Om 11 Apr 1918 while on a voyage from Alexandria to Marseille with troops and equipment she was torpedoed by U-Boat UB-68 west of Sardinia in the Mediterranean, with the loss of 1 crew member. She was towed into Carloforte Bay on the southern end of Sardinia where repairs were undertaken. However, on 29 Apr 1918 U-Boat UB-48 fired another torpedo at her causing her to be a total loss.

List of soldiers carried

Alexandria to Gallipoli 18 - 20 July 1915

Lemnos Is to Gallipoli 21 Aug 1915

Devonport to Alexandria 28 February 1916 - 5 Mar 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 27 March - 3 April 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 2 - 11 June 1916