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SS Anglia built by Wm Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton and was launched in 1900, 1,862 tonnes. She was a London & North Western Railways express passenger steamer sailing the Holyhead to Dublin North Wall service, and from 1908 on the Holyhead to Kingstown (later named Dun Laoghaire) service. She waslater converted for use as a Hospital Ship. On 17th November 1915 the Anglia was returning to Dover from Calais, and was loaded with 390 injured officers and soldiers, and their doctors and nurses, in addition there were 56 crew on board. She was enroute between Calais and Dover when around 12:30 pm, one mile east of Folkestone Gate, she struck a mine, and quickly began to sink, with the loss of 105 lives, including 70 patients.. The Royal Navy ship H.M.S. Hazard raced to her aid.

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