25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


H.M.T. Brandenburg

The Brandenburg was one of the ships which brought the troops home from India (see Ernest Edward Burch & Henry Edwin Clabbon). The Brandenburg was a German boat which was surrendered to the British in 1919, after which it must have been used to return some British troops from India.

The BRANDENBURG was built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack in 1902 for Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd] of Bremen. She was a 7,532 gross ton ship, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was accommodation for 60-2nd and 1,660-3rd class passengers. 
Launched on 21/12/1901, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to New York on 22/3/1902. She commenced her first voyage from Bremen to Baltimore on 1/5/1902 and subsequently sailed between Bremen and New York and/or Baltimore. On 14/7/1910 she commenced her first voyage from Bremen to Philadelphia and on 23/7/1914 started her last voyage from Bremen to Philadelphia (arr 5/8/1914). She then proceeded to Trondhjem, Norway where she was interned. 
In 1919 she was surrendered to Britain as war reparations. Her name was unchanged until 1922 when she came under the control of Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line and became the HECUBA. In July 1922 she was run down while at anchor at Constantinople by the Byron Line vessel MAID OF MILOS. 
She was scrapped in 1925. 
[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.565]

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