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

Source: The Ships List

Last updated 14 November, 2008

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