- Type: Passenger
- Displacement: 7,930 tons
- Dimensions: 500 x 54 x 33 ft.
- Machinery: Steam triple expansion engines, single screw 11,000 IHP= 16.5 knots
- Passengers: 314 first class, 212 second class, 2,500 troops
- Crew: 400
- Builder: Caird & Co., Greenock, Scotland, 1898
- Service: Launched Nov 1897. Entered service 12 Mar 1898 as P&O's last single screw passenger liner for the Indian routes. Collided with and damaged steamer Riverdale 1905. In collision with British cruiser HMS Powerful 1912, with both ships suffering damage. Torpedoed en route from Australia 6 Nov 1916 by German submarine UB-43 112 miles south west of Cape Matapan. Although the ship sank in 20 minutes, 721 persons were saved including 437 passengers; 11 crew were killed and the Australian mail was lost. Following the sinking there was a sharp exchange of diplomatic notes between the USA and Germany.