Built by Harland and Wolff of Belfast, Atlantic Transport Line's third
Minnewaska was launched in 1908 and made her maiden voyage from London
to New York on 1 May 1909.
She made her last sailing on that route in January 1915, and was then
converted into a troop transport. While serving in that role on 29
November 1916, she struck a mine laid by UC-23 in Suda Bay and was
severely damaged. She was deliberately run aground in the hope that she
could be salvaged, but the damage was too extensive and she was declared
a total loss. At the time, Minnewaska was carrying 1,800 troops, plus
crew. There were no fatalities.
Minnewaska was broken up where she lay beginning in 1918.
Sources; Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway; Haws' Merchant Fleets;
Williams' Wartime Disasters at Sea.