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Troopship - HMT Dongola

HMT Dongola, a P&O Ship used by the military from 1906.
Accession Number: KO2789/11

Troopship HMT Dongola
The SS Dongola was built for the P & O Shipping Company by Barclay, Curle and Coy in Glasgow.  She was launched on 14th September 1905 and saw served on the companies Far East services.  From 1906 she was taken up for seasonal trooping by the War Office between England, India and Hong Kong.  In 1915 she was requisitioned and used as a hospital ship at Gallipoli.  She was sold from scrapping to T W Ward Ltd of Barrow in Furness, in June 1926.
The 1st Battalion of the King's Own travelled from India to England on board the Dongola in 1912.

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