HMHS Brighton

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Name HMHS Brighton
Builder/Built 1903 W Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
Type steamship cross channel ferry (triple screw)
Displacement 1,384 tons
Speed 21 knots


Owned by London, Brighton and South Coast Railway before and after her WW1 service. Used on the Newhaven - Dieppe route.

In 1914, Brighton was requisitioned by the Royal Navy for use as a troopship. She was later used as a hospital ship. On 19 December 1914, she rescued the survivors of the naval trawler HMT Orianda, which had been sunk by a mine in the North Sea off Scarborough, Yorkshire. Brighton carried the American President Woodrow Wilson back to Dover after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

In 1930, Brighton was sold to Mr W E Guinness, who converted her to a private yacht named Roussalka.

Soldiers carried

France to England 11 June 1916

Calais, France to England 1 Aug 1916

Calais to England 29 August 1916

Calais to England 12 August 1916

Calais to England 20 August 1916

Calais to England 21 August 1916

Calais to England 1 September 1916

Calais to England 5 June 1917