Vita

M29
27th April 2007, 12:47
Anyone got pictures or stories of this ship. She became a Royal Navy Hospital ship during WWII. My father sailed on her for a couple of years as a sick bay articifer. He was in her when she was involved in the Sicilly and Italian landings. I believe she had a sister ship and that they were popular ships in the 20's/30's.
Alan

exsailor
27th April 2007, 13:43
Alan,
Pictures of 'Vita' on http://merchantnavyofficers.com/woodland.html
Cheers, Dennis.

M29
27th April 2007, 13:49
Thanks Dennis
Will have a look
Alan

James Slater
24th June 2008, 17:14
I have just been doing some research for the daughter of one of the engineers who was on Vita 1941/42. She had an interesting war, being bombed at Tobruk and being on the scene when HMS Hermes was attacked by Japanese fighters. Her father was AR Brown