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chrisharley9

Does any one have any info on this vessel please - all I have is that she was at Malta on 26 Jul 1915.

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Chris

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daveuk6

T.S.S. 'Themistocles' Built for the Aberbeen Line by Harland Wolff in 1911 she was the sister ship to Demosthenes she was used as a troop ship in 1914

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The TSS Themistocles was built for the Aberdeen Line in 1911by Harland & Wolff at Belfast with a tonnage of 11231grt, a length of 500ft 7 in, a beam of 62ft 4in and a service speed of 15 knots. She had accommodation for 103 1st Class, 400 3rd Class passengers with further capability of carrying 500 emigrants in the 'tween decks. When delivered in 1911 she operated between London and Sydney, her maiden voyage commencing on 16th February. During the First World War she was requisitioned as a troopship and during that period steamed some 222,000 miles and carried 51,500 troops. On 20th July 1920 she sailed on her first post war voyage to Australia. In 1928 the White Star Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. became her managers and she operated a joint White Star - Blue Funnel service to Australia where Brisbane became her terminal port. When Lord Kylsant's Royal Mail empire, which by then included the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, crashed in 1932 she became the property of Shaw, Saville & Albion but continued to operate the joint service to Australia. She made her first sailing for her new owner, in her new livery, on 30th June 1932 out of Liverpool. During the Second World War she remained on commercial service and in 1946, after 79 voyages to Australia, she was laid up in the River Blackwater. On 24th August 1947 she arrived at the yard of W. Arnott Young & Co. at Dalmuir where she was broken up. She was the last ship to bear the Aberdeen Line name."

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chrisharley9

Dave

Thanks very much for that - cracking photo

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Chris

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According to the passenger list of immigrants coming to America on the Themistocles, Ellis Island shows that in 1920 my grandmother and aunt came over on the Themistocles.  They deported from Piraeus, Greece; located in the urban area of Athens, and arrived to Ellis Island in America December 1920.

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