HMHS Gascon

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History
Name HMHS Gascon
Builder/Built 1897 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Type Passenger / cargo ship
Displacement 6,287 tons
Speed 12.5 knots


Remarks

Built to service African ports from the UK, in Nov 1914 she was commissioned as a Hospital Ship able to serve 434 patients.

She carried 8 Medical Officers, 10 Nurses and 85 other medical staff, and worked in this role until 15 Feb 1920.

Returned to Union Castle Line in 1920 she was refurbished and put back to work. In 1928 she was laid up before being sold for scrapping.

Soldiers carried

Gallipoli to Alexandria 3 - 7 May 1915

Gallipoli to Alexandria 30 May - 3 June 1915

Gallipoli to Alexandria 18 - 22 June 1915

Gallipoli to Malta 12 - 18 Jul 1915