HMHS Lanfranc

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HMHS Lanfranc
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Penwith Local History Group
Name HMHS Lanfranc
Builder/Built 1906, Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee
Type ocean liner
Displacement 6,287 tons
Speed 12 knots


Built for the Booth Steamship Company which ran passenger services between Liverpool and Manaus which was 1,000 miles (1,600 km) up the Amazon River. With the outbreak of war, she was requisitioned as a hospital ship.

On the evening of 17 April 1917 she was transporting wounded from Le Havre to Southampton when she was torpedoed without warning by U-Boat UB-40. 22 British and 18 Germans were lost.

Soldiers carried

France to England 8 November 1916

Le Havre to England 31 Jan 1917

France to England 6 February 1917