As an addition to Polish to the message "Soldiers to Scotland"..
My Father was shipped to Scotland in April/May 1943 aboard the French liner "I'll De France".
..I believe the trip started out of Palestine, then docked in Durban for 1 day, then the liner was chased by a U-boat to Mid-Atlantic, and subsequently the ship had to re-stock and ended up in Rio-De-Janerio.
The ship then re-crossed the Atlantic, and finally ended up in Scotland in early May 1943.
I have also heard similar stories where the ship was used to also transport German POW's to America.
The ship would be sent to New York, where the POW's were offloaded before it would sail the North Atlantic sea route to Britain.
Gary Jucha - England.