built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow,
Yard No 580
Engines by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow
Last Name: HMS MANELA (1939)
Propulsion: Twin screw 2 sets Brown-Curtis turbines, 3650ihp, 14 knots
Launched: Saturday, 09/10/1920
Built: 1921
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: Karachi-Bombay service: Calcutta-Australia 1937-1939
Tonnage: 8303 grt
Length: 465.2 feet
Breadth: 58.3 feet
Owner History:
British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London
1939 chartered to Royal Navy
1941 to R.A.F.
Status: Sold for Scrapping - 23/07/1946

Remarks: Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1939 and fitted out as a seaplane depot ship. Apparently she was well liked by the RAF squadrons due to her accommodation and a cinema in No 4 hold!
Broken up at Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Additional data by Colin Campbell

Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid

Last updated: by George Robinson from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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