Simal started out as a P&O, passenger/cargo, ship built in 1894
and was eventually sunk by U-39 on the 2nd April 1916 off Gozo.
was used to transport the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders from Cairo
to East London South Africa, leaving Suez on the 3rd March 1900
and arriving off East London on 23rd March but unable to unload
until 25th March, she had stopped of at Zanzibar on the 14th and
at that location the ships boy had been lost overboard. On 23rd
April 1902 she arrived at Durban from Delagoa Bay with 264 invalids
on board in transit for England; she departed for England 27 April.
During World War 1 she sailed as a transport from Devonport 12th
July 1915 arriving at Mudros, India on 27-28 July 1915.