HMHS Ascania

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Name HMHS Ascania
Builder/Built 1911 Swan, Hunter & Wighan Richardson Ltd, Wallsend
Type passenger / refrigerated cargo ship (twin screw)
Displacement 9,111 tons
Speed 13 knots


Built as the Gerona for the Cairn Line but operated by the Cunard Steamship Co, liverpool as Ascania. Wrecked off Cape Ray, Newfoundland while on a journey from Liverpool to Montreal on 13 Jun 1918.

Soldiers carried

Mudros to Alexandria 7 - 11 August 1915

Gallipoli to Alexandria 28 - 30 December 1915