SS Kashgar

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SS Kashgar
RMS Kashgar.jpg
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RMS Kashgar 1.jpg
Name SS Kashgar
Owner Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Greenock
Builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Yard number 328
Launched 3 Nov 1914
Completed 1915
In service 1915
Out of service 1932
Fate broken up 31 Mar 1932
General characteristics
Type passenger / cargo
Tonnage 9,135 tons
Length 479.9 ft (146.27m)
Beam 58.2 ft (17.74m)
Depth 33.7 ft (10.27m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 15 knots (27.78 km/h)


Owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Her sister ships were SS Karmala; SS Kashmir; SS Kiva; and SS Kyber. For most of the war she continued to carry mail between the UK and Australia, while carrying some passengers and AIF Troops.

Post WW1 she serviced the London to China and Japan route via Singapore, Bombay, Port Said, Marseilles and Gibraltar. She was sold to Japan in 1932 to be broken up.

Soldiers carried

Port Said to Plymouth 9 - 30 January 1918

Bombay to Singapore 9 - 18 November 1919