HMHS Dieppe

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Name HMHS Dieppe
Builder/Built 1905 Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Ltd, Govan
Displacement 1,210 tons
Speed 22 knots


Dieppe was a steam passenger ferry that was built in 1905 for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

She was requisitioned during the First World War for use as a troopship and later as a hospital ship HMS Dieppe, returning to her owners postwar.

She passed to the Southern Railway on 1 January 1923. In 1933 she was sold to W E Guinness and converted to a private diesel yacht, Rosaura.

She was requisitioned in the Second World War for use as an armed boarding vessel, HMS Rosaura. She struck a mine and sank off Tobruk, Libya on 18 March 1941.

Soldiers carried

Calais to England 10 July 1916

France to England 26 July 1916

France to England 31 July 1916

France to England 10 February 1917

Calais to England 6 March 1917

Calais to England 14 March 1917