25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


SS INDARRA


A contingent of soldiers returned to the UK in May 1919 on the Indarra. See the nominal roll. 
 
  • Built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton, Yard No 966
       
  • Propulsion: Twin quadruple expansion engines fed by seven Scotch boilers. 16.6kts
     
  • Launched: 1 July 1912
     
  • Tonnage: 9735 grt
     
  • Length: 450ft, Breadth: 60ft, Draught: 32ft
     
  • History:

    Australasian United Steam Nav Co., Fremantle

    She was requisitioned in October 1917. She was converted to a troopship at Sydney and then went to Melbourne to embark a thousand troops. Indarra was later inducted into a convoy of liners to carry troops from Alexandria to Marseilles . After the armistice she was used to repatriate British soldiers from India and other areas and in July of 1918 embarked Australian troops and carried them home. The liner was returned to the AUSN on 24th September 1918.

    1920 sold to Lloyd Royal Belge, London & renamed Pays De Waes.

    Repossessed during 1923 by AUSN Co and old to Osaka Shosen Kaisha, Japan. Renamed Horai Maru.

    Status: Bombed & Sunk - 01/03/1942 on the last day of the Battle of Sunda Strait whilst acting as Japanese troopship.

Acknowledgments
The Clydebank Database, Flotilla Australia
Maritime Museum of Australia

 

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