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Dieppe

The information that follows this picture is a bit confusing. The tags are. D-Day. Operation Overlord. Norwegian ship to France. And someone have suggested "Dieppe" with a question mark. Whatever, the church, or church-like building on top of the hill ought to be distinctive. And there is a tug and a hospital ship in the picture.

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Most definitely Dieppe. That looks like a cross channel steamer converted into a hospital ship, that's berthing at the Quai Henri IV. I should have details of Hospital Ship #26 somewhere! The church at the right is an unmistakable landmark. Eglise Notre Dame de Bonsecours.
 

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Thanks for identifying the port of Dieppe

The hospital ship (number 28), I have found out, was named Dinard.

HMHS Dinard
Hospital Carrier No 28. Launched by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton, Yard No 1164, on 2/5/1924 as a Passenger Vessel for the Southern Railway Company.

7/6/1944 sailed for Normandy, after a refit and repair of damage hitting a landing craft, she did not keep to the swept channels and hit a mine. HMS Switha took off her medical personnel and she was eventually towed back to Southampton for repairs.

16/9/1944 first hospital ship to enter Dieppe. By the end of the year she had completed 37 trips carrying 6,709 patients
 

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"Dinard" (1924; 2,291 grt) Built for Southampton-St Malo night service. Post WW2 converted to pass/car ferry operating Dover-Boulogne. Sold 1958 to Viking Line and renamed "Viking" for Sweden-Aaland-Finland routes. In service till 1970.
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Ah, it was 28, not 26! I was looking at Dinard, as one of the 'go to' twin funnelled steamers, but was misled by the wrong number!
 

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