Sailing Through Desert Sand - RMS Viceroy Of India
The P&O lines SS Viceroy Of India was laid down at Stephens Brothers, Glasgow in 1927. A regular on the Indian Bombay route, her usual journey took her through the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal. Exquisitely furnished, the ship gained a reputation as being one of the most luxurious afloat and was kept on fare paying trade during the depression of the thirties. Converted into a troopship for service in WWII she was torpedoes and sunk by a U-boat in 1942.