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. [North Atlantic
Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1014]