Troopship Nubia was built by Caird & Co, Greenock, and launched
13th December 1894 for the P & O Steam Navigation Co. being
5,914 gross tons. She was used on the intermediate service to
Calcutta and trooping as required. In 1897 cholera broke out among
Indian troops while she was trooping. She served as a troopship
and hospital ship during the Boer War. In 1915, while en route
Bombay - Colombo - Shanghai with general cargo, she was lost outside
Colombo whilst waiting for the pilot.