Field Marshal

The RPD (Reichspostdampfer - Imperial Mail Steamer) Feldmarschall was originally commissioned in 1903 with the Deutsche Ost-Afrika-Linie (German East Africa Line), Woermann Konsortium, Hamburg, Germany.

In 1916 it was captured by the British at Dar es Salaam. It was then operated by Union-Castle Mail SS Co., who renamed it Field Marshal.

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

142385

Reiherstiegwerft

Hamburg


2 x Steam 3 Cyl

HP


Screws

2

Field Marshal in WW1

On single charter for the Commonwealth Government of Australia -

9 June 1918 departed Sydney with 1116 AIF, 3 miscellaneous & 7 Nurses as part of Convoy 40

Life Before Union-Castle

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