Hello. I have just come across this website when trying to find out more of my father’s older brother Thomas (Tommy) who was on the Glasgow/Quebec/ Montreal run during the 1950s and early 60s. I heard he was on the Corinaldo and latterly captained the Laurentia. He came from a large family and...
LETITIA was a handsome medium sized liner which ended her career with every captain's nightmare - sinking as a hospital ship full of wounded soldiers. Beginning her career on the Glasgow to Quebec City and Montreal service for the Donaldson Line, LETITIA was requisitioned as a hospital ship in 1914.
The first LETITIA was a short lived ship. Built by Scott's Shipbuilding and Engineering Co, Greenock for the Donaldson Line of Glasgow, she was a 8,991 gross ton ship, length 470.4ft x beam 56.9ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 14 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 300-2
One of several photos sent by Donaldson's in the 1960's
Built: 1945 California SB Corp, L.A, California
Owners: Donaldson Line
1945: Built as Taos Victory for U.S. War Sg. Admin.
1946: Chartered by M.O.T. for service as a troopship, transferred to British registry,managed