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Name Official number Flag IMO
MEDINA  131849  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1911  14/03/1911  09/1911 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Screw Steamer 3 masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock Westburn Yard  317 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
12358 grt / 7358 nrt / 550.0 ft  62.0 ft  34.0 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
2-Screw. 2xQ4cyl, 14,000 ihp, 18.5 knots on trials 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Greenock  Greenock  28/10/1911 
Other names
1911 HMS MEDINA - 1912 MEDINA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
P/C (reefer).
Last "M" class.
During construction it was decided that Medina would convey the King-Emperor, ie. His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary, to India, where the Coronation Durbar was to be held at Delhi on 2/12/1911.
10/10/1911 commissioned into the Royal Navy, and her crew were mainly naval personnel. Medina was provided with an extra mast, necessary to maintain royal flag etiquette for flying The Royal Standard, and she was finished with a white hull with bands of royal blue and gold, and buff funnels. Various large rooms intended for public use were redecorated as royal apartments.
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1917  Torpedoed 01/02/1917 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed in the starboard side by UB-31 when 3 miles ENE of Start Point, while on route from Sydney and India via Plymouth for London. Five engine room staff were killed and 411 passengers and crew took to the boats and were towed ashore 
 

 



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