HMT Prince George

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Name HMT Prince George
Builder/Built 1910 Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne
Type passenger / cargo ship
Displacement 3,320 tons
Speed 18 knots


Capable of carrying 1,500 for an excursion, or 200 first class and 36 second class passengers. Operated as a Hospital Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 1. Operated by the Grand Trunk Railroad system for the time it was not used by the Canadian Navy.

In 1945 she caught fire in harbour at Ketchikan, Alaska and the burned hulk was beached on an island until it was towed to Seattle and broken up.

Soldiers carried

France to England 12 October 1918