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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] TSS/SS Metagama 1917
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 10:46:39 -0300
At 09:38 PM 2001-10-06 -0700, Douglas wrote:
> Does anyone have any information on the TSS/SS METAGAMA dating
>back to WW1. Would love to know more about the vessel and its use as a
>troopship and/or a hospital type vessel for carrying wounded soldiers
>back from overseas during WW1.
>TIA and Cheers!!!
>Duncan, B. C.
>The City of Totems
Plucking the year 1917 from your subject line, here are the Canadian
arrivals for the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd. ship METAGAMA for
that year, along with some of the details of the "special groups" aboard.
She carried some passengers and Military dependents as well as troops. The
Military are usually included on typed lists "per unit" at the end of each
list, and sometimes you find interesting notes attached to the list(s).
Her eastbound sailing dates, if known, are included in ( ) after each record.
Reel # Ship Name Departure Arrival
T-4832 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-01-19 St.John, N.B. 1917-01-29
(M): Returning Officers & NCO's Canadian Expeditionary Force & (M):
Distressed British Seamen (Feb. 3rd)
T-4832 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-03-05 St. John, N.B. 1917-03-16
(M): British Gov't passengers naval and military & (M): Horsemen & (M):
Royal Flying Corps & (M): Military in transit to Bermuda
T-4832 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-04-14 St. John, N.B. 1917-04-25
(M): Returning Military & (M): Distressed British Seamen
T-4817 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-05-18 Quebec, Que. 1917-05-27
(M): Naval & Military party & (M): Returning soldiers (June 2nd)
T-4756 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-06-25 Halifax, N.S. 1917-07-05
Quebec, Que. 1917-07-08
(M): Distressed British Seamen (July 13th)
T-4817 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-08-03 Quebec, Que. 1917-08-13
(M): Canadian Military Officers & (M): Party of British Government
Personnel & (M): Returning Horsemen & (M): Party of Soldiers (August 20th)
T-4817 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-09-15 Quebec, Que. 1917-09-26
(M): Returning Canadian Officers & Nurses & (M): British Government party
(Naval & Military) & (M): Returning soldiers (Canadian Expenditionary
Force) (Sept. 30th)
T-4817 METAGAMA Liverpool, England 1917-11-03 Quebec, Que. 1917-11-16
The passenger manifest is on Microfilm at the National Archives of Canada
[NAC], in Ottawa. The Ships are placed on the reel, in order of arrival.
You can borrow this reel on an Inter Library Loan [ILL]. You can find the
details for this procedure at this NAC Genealogy Research URL
You are also able to ILL from Ottawa, to libraries in the US, and outside
North America. These microfilms contain arrivals from ALL ports, they are
not indexed. The LDS do not currently have copies of the post-1900 Canadian
Sue & Gery Swiggum