I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship
"Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
In process of time, thanks to his intimate knowledge of drill and musketry exercise, the excellent Mulcahy, wearing the corporal's stripe, went out in a troopship
and joined Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers, commonly known as the "Mavericks," because they were masterless and unbranded cattle - sons of small farmers in County Clare, shoeless vagabonds of Kerry, herders of Ballyvegan, much wanted "moonlighters" from the bare rainy headlands of the south coast, officered by O'Mores, Bradys, Hills, Kilreas, and the like.
"At Thark lie the transports for the green warriors of Tars Tarkas, nine hundred large troopships
, and with them their convoys.
THIS magnificent liner started as a Duchess before serving as a troopship
in World War II and - after sinking a German U-boat and shooting down an enemy plane - was created an Empress.
The attack on the troopship
by German bombers off the coast of France claimed more lives than the combined loss of the Titanic and the Lusitania and was the worst single loss of life for British forces in the Second World War.
She entered service in February 1940 as a troopship
during World War Two and didn't make her first voyage as a passenger liner until 1946.
The 7713-ton Warilda, built by William Beardmore and Company in Glasgow and converted into a troopship
and later a hospital ship during the war, set sail on August 3, 1918, with 801 on board.
AMEDAL and poignant letters from a soldier who drowned in the Mediterranean when his troopship
was torpedoed during the First World War are to go under the hammer.
In February, troopship
SS Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank seven miles off the island.
During the Second World War she was operated by the German navy as a troopship
. She was acquired by the United Kingdom as a prize of war at the end of the hostilities and renamed Empire Windrush.
He was also involved in guard duties at Buckingham Palace and spent his 21st birthday aboard a troopship
on route to Hong Kong where he served for two-and-a-half years.
The attack by German U-Boat U-63 happened on May 4, 1917 when the Transylvania, taken over as a troopship
after completion in 1914, was sailing from Marseille to Alexandria, Egypt, being escorted by the Japanese destroyers Matsu and Sakaki.