HS Lanfranc

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Name HS Lanfranc
Builder/Built 1906 Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee
Type passenger / cargo ship (twin screw)
Displacement 6,287 tons
Speed 12 knots


HMHS Lanfranc was an ocean liner owned by the Booth Steamship Company.

Requisitioned as a hospital ship in the First World War. On 17 April 1917 she was torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-40. On the evening of 17 April the Lanfranc, while transporting wounded from Le Havre to Southampton, was torpedoed without warning. 22 British, including 2 officers, and 18 German other ranks were lost.

Soldiers carried

Le Havre to England 31 Jan 1917