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HMHS Letitia

The first HMHS Letitia was a short lived ship. Built by Scott's Shipbuilding and Engineering Co, Greenock for the Donaldson Line of Glasgow in 1912, 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 300-2nd and 950-3rd class. Launched on 21st February 1912, she left Glasgow on 4th May 1912 on her maiden voyage to Quebec and Montreal. Employed as a hospital ship during the Great War, she was wrecked on 1st August 1917 at Chebucto Head, Halifax, NS with no loss of life. It is recorded that she landed hospital cases from Gallipoli at Malta 16 December 1915. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1014]

Source: The Ships List

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