1st August 1914 Hospital ship
SS Massilia was built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow, Yard No 398.
Port of Registry: Glasgow, Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel.
Built: 1902, Launched: Thursday, 21/08/1902. Propulsion: Steam.
Tonnage: 5353 grt. Length: 400.6 feet (BP), Breadth: 49.2 feet.
Owner History: Anchor Line (Henderson Bros.), Glasgow
Built in 1902 with a gross tonnage of 5156, she was a near sister ship to the Olympia. Launched on the 21st of August for the India service, she made her maiden voyage to Bombay. During WWI she was used several times as a hospital ship, sailing between Suez and India.
- Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport Service during WW1.
- Medical Staff strength.
- Accommodation capacity.
- Period of Service as Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport.
- Date From:12th May 1915
- Date To:2nd March 1916
- Ships Crew details:
In June 1919 she made her first trans.–Atlantic crossing from Glasgow to Boston. She made occasional Atlantic crossings between 1921 and 1929, but was otherwise an India ship. Sold on the 13th of March 1930 and broken up.
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 13/03/1930
Remarks: Scrapped at Bo'ness
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