SS Viceroy of India

The Ship

Torpedoed and sunk 11 November 1942

VICEROY OF INDIA: 19,648 grt; 612 x 76; Alex. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, 1929; India service; 415 First class, 258 Second class passengers; Nov. 11,1942: Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-407 oft Oran.

The Viceroy of India was built in 1929 for P&O for their London to India Mail and Passenger service. With a well-appointed interior, she set new standards of luxury to the route, and was the first P&O ship with a purpose-built swimming pool. Requisitioned during World War II by the British Admiralty, she was converted to a troopship.
On 11th November 1942, soon after landing troops for the campaign in North Africa, she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-407 off the Algerian coast near Oran and sunk with the loss of 4 lives.

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