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SS Isle of Guernsey was built in 1930 by Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, for the Southern Railway Company for the Southampton to Channel Islands ferry service as a twin-screw, oil burning steam ship. During World War 2 she carried Royal Air Force contingents to France on 4th September 1939 and was converted to a Hospital Ship in October 1939. She took part in the evacuation from Dunkirk, bringing back 839 wounded and was damaged during the operation of 29th May and put out of action. She was then converted to an Infantry Landing Ship in September 1943, with 6 landing craft and capable of carrying 250 troops and took part in the D-Day landings on Normandy when she carried Canadian troops. She was scrapped in 1961.

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