HMHS Glenart Castle
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|Name||HMHS Glenart Castle|
|Builder/Built||1900 Harland & Wolff, Belfast|
|Type||Passenger / cargo ship|
Built for the Union-Castle Line, her original name was Galacian. In 1914 she was requisitioned for use as a Hospital Ship.
On 1 March 1917 she struck a mine in the English Channel, but was repaired and returned to service.
On 26 Feb 1918, however, despite being lit up at night as was required of Hospital ships, she was sunk by a torpedo from the U-Boat UC-56. Sinking in a short space of time and with most lifeboats damaged by the blast, only 32 Survivors were found. 162 personnel had perished, including most of the crew, eight nurses, and seven Medical officers along with 99 of their patients.