HMHS Valdivia

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Name HMHS Valdivia
Builder/Built 1911 Chantiers & Ateliers de Provence, Port de Bouc
Type Passenger ship (twin screw)
Displacement 7,131 tons
Speed 15.5 knots


A French passenger ship built for Societe Generale de Transports Maritimes. Used by the French on their South America service, in 1915 she was lent to the British Admiralty to use as a Hospital Ship, managed by the Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Company.

In 1919 she was returned to her owners, and in 1933 scrapped at Savona.

Soldiers carried

Anzac to Lemnos 14 October 1915

Lemnos to Alexandria 14 - 17 October 1915

Malta to Alexandria 19 -12 January 1916