GREEK was built in 1893 by Harland & Wolff at Belfast with a tonnage of 4757grt, a length of 400ft 6in, a beam of 47ft 2in and a service speed of 11.5 knots.

Sister of the Gaul and Goth she was built for the Intermediate service and launched on the 17th May 1893.

She transferred to Union-Castle in 1900, undertook some trooping duties during the Boer War and then reverted back to her Intermediate sailings.

Sold to Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. in 1906 she was renamed Segura and operated on their Southampton - Cuba - Mexico route.

In 1908 she was transferred to Jenkin's Shire Line and deployed on their London - Far East service as the Pembrokeshire.

She was renamed Chignecto by Royal Mail in May 1913 and inaugurated their Montreal - Quebec - West Indies service.

On 13th January 1915, during her first voyage and bound for St. John, New Brunswick, she was wrecked on Trinity Ledge in the Bay of Fundy without loss of life.

She was replaced on the run by Elder Dempster's Mandingo which was renamed Chaudiere.

As Royal Mail Line’s Chignecto

As Royal Mail Line’s Segura

Life after Union-Castle Line

Service in The Boer War - 1899 to 1902




Essex Regiment - 1st Battalion

14 November from Southampton

2 December at Cape Town

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