I spent the last 5 days in Hospital. Chest Infection that went into Pneumonia. However after excellent Treatment, Im back home, feeling Hearty, if not quite Hale yet.
one to celebrate.
Grantully Castle , Aquirania, and another at Mudros during the Gallipoli campaign
Union SSCo's 'Marama' as a hospital ship in WWI. Not sure what category this should be in.
Built: 1907, Caird and Co, Greenock
Owners: Union SSCo of NZ
1915: Commissioned as hospital ship
1919: Decommissioned and refurbished for passengers, 1920.
1938: Broken up, Japan.
Aquitania seen from the air at Mudros Harbor, Greece as a hospital ship in 1916. Lifeboats fill nearly every foot of her open decks. With bed space for over 4100 patients, she is the highest capacity hospital ship in history.
WWII hospital ship "Prague".
She was built by John Brown & co at their Clydebank shipyard in 1929, weighed 4,200 tons and was used on the Harwich-Hook crossing.
In 1939 she was requisitioned by the Navy and used in 1940 to evacuate from our forces from Dunkirk and in 1944 in the D-Day
In 1908 the SS Rohilla entered service as a permanent military. On the 6th August 1914 she was requisitioned as a Hospital ship and became known as the HMHS Rohilla. She was refitted with the necessary equipment and all her passenger accommodation became hospital wards. She was also fitted with 2 op
Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard No 458 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan, Scotland for the British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Early 1913 ordered.
26 March 1914 launched as the TANDA, named after the town near the Gogra River near Faizabad in the former United Provinc
H.M. Hospital Ship Valdivia was a French passenger ship, built 1911 by Chantiers & Ateliers de Provence, Port de Bouc for Societe Generale de Transports Maritimes a Vapeur, Marseilles. She was 7,137 gross tons, length 463ft x beam 54.4ft, two funnels, two masts, twin screw, speed 15½ knots and used
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
Built for British India Steam Navigation by Barclay Curle (Yard No. 498)
Launched 26 Dec 1912 and completed 5 March 1913
On completion she joined her sister ship Neuralia in the Calcutta service until the First World War when she was taken up in August 1914 as a troopship to carry T
Used as a hospital ship, registered by the Western Australian Govt.
Used as a hospital ship from 12 Oct 1915 to 6 Dec 1918.
She was built in 1901 as the MONGOLIA by Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino.
1912- renamed WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Fate unknown (possible scr
Built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 439
Engines by Wm Denny & Sons
Propulsion: Triple screw 3 direct drive Parsons Turbines
Tonnage: 1210grt, 301nrt
Launched: Thursday, 06/04/1905
Built for London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London , as a Pas