Launched in Germany in 1930 as the Monte Rosa she was a passenger liner and cruise ship.
During World War II, she was operated by the German navy as a troopship. She was acquired by the United Kingdom as a prize of war at the end of the war and renamed Empire Windrush. In British service, she continued to be used mainly as a troopship until March 1954, when the vessel caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of four crew.
She is best remembered today for bringing one of the first large groups of post-war West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom, carrying 492
passengers and one stowaway on a voyage from Jamaica to London in 1948. British Caribbean people who came to the United Kingdom in the period
after World War II are sometimes referred to as the Windrush generation.
Outbound from Southampton to Singapore and the Far East
23 Jan, 12 Jun & 25 Sep 1951
18 Jan, 18 Jun, 16 Sep & 17 Dec 1952
19 Jun, 18 Sep & 31 Dec 1953
Inbound from the Far East & Singapore to Southampton
30 Mar, 22 Aug & 10 Dec 1951
10 Apr & 21 Nov 1952
3 Mar & 4 Dec 1953