Great War Hospital Ships

Military Hospital Ships and Ambulance Transports

Reference: History of the Great War; Medical Services, general History, Vol 1, by Major-General Sir W.G. MacPherson, K.C.M.G., C.B., LL.D.; published 1921

Appendix B (to reference)

Military Hospital Ships and Ambulance Transports, Showing Date of Commissioning, in Chronological Order

StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
St. Andrew4426162315519 Aug 1914 to 29 May 1919
St. David4426142315719 Aug 1914 to 16 Jan 1919
St. Patrick4428172814619 Aug 1914 to 26 Jan 1919
Devanha92125827628720422 Aug 1914 to 28 Feb 1919
Asturias8246541348322 Aug 1914 to 21 Mar 1917
Carisbrooke Castle1238161962273 Sep 1914 to 26 Aug 1919
Glengorm Castle89162470351212720619 Sep 1914; still on service 1921
Sicilia7121126410021410 Sep 1914 to 11 Sep 1918
Oxfordshire613412221632415 Sep 1914 to 24 Mar 1918
Guildford Castle81135936713425022 Sep 1914 to 19 Nov 1918
Gloucester Castle8104136412824224 Sep 1914 to 9 Sep 1919
Glenart Castle81135928410531630 Sep 1914 to 26 Feb 1918
Loyalty944141241432 Oct 1914 to 30 Nov 1918
Madras 4502 Oct 1914 to 4 Nov 1919
StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
Syria781622641092142 Oct 1914 to 10 Feb 1920
Varsova 4758 Oct 1914 to 8 May 1920
St. Dennis46281410810912 Oct 1914 to 18 Oct 1919
Goorkha71737109430420 Oct 1914 to 18 Oct 1917
Letitia8126038616134418 Nov 1914 to 1 Aug 1917
Gascon52110423311412026625 Nov 1914 to 15 Feb 1920
Valdivia612602425727029 Nov 1914 to 22 Dec 1919
Salta61245162132323 Dec 1914 to 9 Apr 1917
Nevasa612522544068 Jan 1915 to 25 Mar 1918
Delta6124527628721014 Jan 1915 to 19 Mar 1918
Brighton3142662011418 Mar 1915 to 15 May 1920
Anglia342862524425 Apr 1915 to 17 Nov 1915
Dieppe3427331346 May 1915 to 7 Apr 1917
Newhaven34276191387 May 1915 to 5 Mar 1919
StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
St. George4430171151467 May 1915 to 4 Dec 1917
Massilia511445332212 May 1915 to 2 Mar 1916
Assaye81045810033316 May 1915 to 2 Mar 1920
Maheno101660159340725 May 1915 to 2 Jun 1919
Dongola7125827427120426 May 1915 to 11 Jul 1919
Neuralia9215602724535812 Jun 1915 to 31 Jul 1919
Grantully Castle9115591818435022 Jun 1915 to 11 Mar 1919
Galeka8105425411222 Jun 1915 to 28 Oct 1916
Formosa8213401511229023 Jun 1915 to 7 Jul 1919
Dunluce Castle10167434182234806 Jul 1915 to 2 Apr 1919
Panama7110581921724825 Jul 1915 to 23 Nov 1919
Egypt10210581551752662 Aug 1915 to 1 Jun 1919
Cambria3429311588 Aug 1915 to 20 Jan 1919
Takada 45010 Aug 1915 to 29 Apr 1919
StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
Dover Castle92960528631611 Aug 1915 to 26 May 1917
Karoola142219244628818511 Aug 1915 to 6 Nov 1918
Ebani6133650813 Aug 1915 to 12 Oct 1919
Tagus784241824 Aug 1915 to 31 Mar 1916
Kanowna14217026620418826 Aug 1915 to 8 Jul 1919
Karapara72114016731827 Aug 1915 to 20 Feb 1916
Jan Breydel2142863611627 Aug 1915 to 1 Aug 1919
Essequibo921676422492982 Sep 1915 to 12 Sep 1919
Aquitania4110235119689330934 Sep 1915 to 27 Dec 1917
Varela 4502 Oct 1915; still on service 1921
Stad Antwerpen3142616181312 Oct 1915 to 12 Dec 1919
Dunvegan Castle91346663346 Oct 1915 to 20 Apr 1916
Kildonan Castle11186018555306 Oct 1915 to 10 Mar 1916
Lanfranc5101092946 Oct 1915 to 17 Apr 1917
StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
Braemar Castle821250201952067 Oct 1915 to 1 Aug 1919
Morea1222163591005918 Oct 1915 to 28 Mar 1916
Aberdonian5142762521416 Oct 1915 to 16 Jun 1919
Western Australia4143687522221 Oct 1915 to 6 Dec 1918
Mauretania22211775857592123822 Oct 1915 to 1 Mar 1916
Vita 40527 Oct 1915 to 24 Feb 1920
Ellora 47512 Nov 1915 to 10 Jan 1920
Britannic521101336169321035207413 Nov 1915 to 21 Nov 1916
Copenhagen446281221321 Jan 1916 to 5 Mar 1917
Erinpura4751 May 1916 to 13 Jun 1919
Herefordshire7110435023010025 Jul 1916 to 1 Jan 1918
Warilda9115631234618825 Jul 1916 to 3 Aug 1918
Llandovery Castle21630329226 Jul 1916 to 27 Jun 1918
Wandilla911763123491885 Aug 1916 to 15 Mar 1918
StaffAccommodation for Sick and WoundedPeriod of Service
OfficersW.O.'sNurses & SistersRAMC & St. John Amb, etc.Native StaffOfficersW.O.'sCotsBerths
BritishIndianBritishIndian
Princess Elizabeth31327308 Nov 1916 to 3 Sep 1919
Marama12246221724Period of Service “doubtful” (sic)
Pieter de Connick3126193832016 Mar 1917 to 28 Mar 1919
Araguaya1011005492874902 May 1917 to 8 Nov 1919
Kalyan101885162525124 May 1917 to 29 Nov 1919
Vasna9101755161695746029 May 1917; still on service 1921
Mille de Liège313072713913 Jun 1917 to 30 Dec 18

Notes:

The following yachts were also employed for carrying sick and wounded:

Vessels marked - Accommodation approximate only. Figures given for "Delta" are for it as Military Hospital, no other figures being available.

The "Donegal," which was sunk when carrying wounded, was used as a hospital ship or carrier, but no details have been obtained.

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