HMHS Rewa

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History
Name HMHS Rewa
Builder/Built 1906 William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton
Type Steamship (three screws)
Displacement 7,308 tons
Speed 18 Knot


Remarks

Built for the British-India Steam Navigation Company, and requisitioned for use as a Hospital Ship during WW1.

On 4 Jan 1918 while returning to Cardiff from Malta with 279 wounded officers, she was hit by a torpedo 31 km off the north west coast of Devon.

Taking several hours to sink, the wounded were rescued and only the 4 engine room staff killed by the initial explosion perished.

Soldiers carried

Gallipoli to Malta 24 - 27 October 1915