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Troopships - HMT Nevasa

HMT Nevasa (1912)
Launched on 12 Dec 1912 by Barclay, Curle & CO, in Glasgow for the British India Steam Navigation Company (sister ship to the HMT Neuralia) her maiden voyage took her from London to East Africa and Calcutta on 22 Mar 1913. In August 1914 she was converted to a troopship and resumed commercial service in 1919. In 1925 she was permanently rebuilt as a troopship and was used for both school children’s trips and troop carrying in the 1930s. In 1939-45 she was used steadily as a troop carrier between the UK, India, Basra, Madagascar and for the Normandy Landings.
She was scrapped in 1948.

‘Cheerio’ card with a photograph of HMT Nevasa, with message on rear to the wife of Private John Thomas Green, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO3094/006

Troops of the 2nd Battalion board HMT Nevasa at Southampton in September 1938 prior to departure to Palestine.
Accession Number: KO1019/36

HMT Nevasa at Southampton, September 1938, with the 2nd Battalion King's Own on board, sailing to Palestine.
Accession Number: KO1019/50

A tug nudges HMT Nevasa, September 1938, Southampton.
Accession Number: KO1019/52

HMT Nevasa at Malta en route to Palestine from Southampton, September 1938, with the 2nd Battalion King's Own on board.
Accession Number: KO1021/03-003

HMT Nevasa alongside the dock at Haifa, Palestine, September 1938.  The 2nd Battalion spent nearly two years in Palestine and deployed to the Western Desert directly from there in the Second World War.
Accession Number: KO1021/03-008


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