Reina del Pacifico
1931 (Albatros AL-123)
- Type: Passenger
- Displacement: 17,707 tons
- Dimensions: 574 x 76 ft.
- Machinery: Burmeister & Wain diesels, quadruple screws = 18 knots
- Passengers: 888 (280 first class, 162 second class, 446 third class)
- Builder: Harland & Wolff, Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1931
- Service: Built for Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Liverpool-west coast of
South America via Panama Canal. Voyage to Valparaiso in 1936 completed in record 25 days.
Troopship duties, 1939-46. These included expedition to, and reembarkation from Norway,
1940; trips to Suez via Cape Town; transportation of the 4th Indian Division from Egypt to
Port Sudan for the attack on Ethiopia, Jan 1941. Landing craft added for North African
invasion, and transported elements of 1st U.S. Division to Oran assault, Nov 1942.
Transported elements of 51st Highland Division to landings at Avola, Sicily, Jul 1943.
Later trips between Britain and Bombay, East Africa, and the Pacific. Repatriation duties
1946, and returned to builders for refurbishment, 1947. During sea trials, engine room
accident killed 28 personnel, Sep 1947. Resumed South American service, 1948-58.
Scrapped in Wales, 1958.