HMHS St Andrew

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History
Name HMHS St Andrew
Builder/Built 1908 John Brown & Co, Scotland
Type Cross Channel Ferry
Displacement 2,495 tons
Speed 21 knots


Remarks

Owned by Great Western Railways for service as a cross channel ferry between Fishguard in Wales and Rosslare in Ireland.

In 1914 it was one of the first ships taken over by the Ministry of Defence, and fitted out as a Military Hospital. It spent from 19 Aug 1914 till 29 May 1919 full filling it's role as a Hospital Ship. Staff comprised 4 Medical Officers, 4 Nurses and 26 other staff. She was capable of accommodating 16 Officers, 23 Cots and 155 Berths.

After the war it returned to its normal role, and was renamed Fishguard in 1932, and a year later sold for scrap.

Soldiers carried

Rouen France to England 29 July 1916

France to England 18 August 1916

France to England 4 September 1916

France to England October 1916

France to England 15 December 1916

Boulogne to England 2 March 1917

Boulogne to England 24 April 1917

France to England May 1917

France to England 8 October 1917

France to England 11 October 1917

France to England 7 November 1917

France to England 15 January 1918

France to England June 1918

France to England 14 July 1918

France to England 3 March 1919