ss. Gurna



Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
141929 1919 Palmers’ Shipbuiliding & Iron Co Ltd 5248 412.0 52.2 28.5 Broken up 1949
Capt H.M. Macdonald - Master 1931 - 1933


  Laid down as War Zebra.
1919 September 10th - Launched.
" October 30th - Completed as Gurna for British India Steam Navigation Company at a cost of £173,200.
1940 April - Came under the Liner Division.

" October - Transferred to the Admiralty and fitted out at Singapore as a mine carrier, flying the Blue Ensign as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
1941 February - In the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal, supplying mines from her 2,000 capacity to submarines operating in the Mediterranean and survived numerous bombing raids unharmed. She later transferred to the Pacific Fleet.
1946 March - Returned to commercial service.
" Listed as having accommodation for 30 passengers in space built for wartime mine maintenance staff.
1948 November 17th - Sold to British Iron & Steel Corporation for £13,000.
1949 Arrived at Rosyth where she was broken up by Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd.


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