Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ships sunk by enemy action which had nurses on board during WW1

I am gradually working my way through the 94 pages of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission List of Female Casualties of the First World War.   Here is the list of ships sunk by enemy action which had nurses on board that I have found so far.  I hope to bring you more information about these vessels as soon as possible:

SS Galway Castle
RMS Leinster
HMHS Glenart Castle
HMS Kenilworth Castle
HT Warilden
HMHS Asturias
HMHS Anglia
SS Falaba
SS Hare
SS Persia
SS South Western
SS Galconda
SS Lusitania - passenger liner
SS Dundalk
SS Garnoyle
SS Hesperian
SS Cork
SS Ava
SS Aquila
SS Missanabia
SS City of Paris
SS Fingal
SS Maloja
SS. Summerfield
SS Saidich
HMHS Anglia
SS Drina – the first ship fitted out as a hospital ship
HMS Osmanich

Photo:  HMHS Anglia which sank when she hit a mine on 17th November 1915 on her way from Calais to England carrying 390 wounded soldiers.

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