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SS Saturnia


The SS Saturnia which transported the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment from England to Boulogne, France, on 23rd August 1914.
Accession Number: KO1919/01

Troopship Saturnia

The SS Saturnia was built by Charles Connell & Company at Scotstoun and launched on 29th March 1910.  It was owned by Donaldson Line when it was taken over by the War Office.  It was this ship on board which the 1st Battalion of the King's Own sailed to France on the night of 22nd/23rd August.  The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel A M Dykes, wrote his last letter home to his wife on the ships notepaper.

Message in Bottle

The Saturnia was sold for scrapping on 20th January 1929 and was broken up at Trieste, Italy.

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