HMHS Delta

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HMHS Delta
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Group portrait of unidentified medical staff on board the hospital ship HMHS Delta - Awm P12205.003.001
Name HMHS Delta
Owner Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co
Builder Workman Clark at Belfast
Completed 1907
Fate scrapped 1919
General characteristics
Type Hospital Ship
Tonnage 8,042 tons
Length 470 ft (143.26m)
Beam 56 ft (17.07m)


Owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Coy. Acted as a Hospital Ship from 14 Jan 1914 to 19 Mar 1918. Staffed by 6 Medical Officers, 12 Nurses and 45 other staff it was fitted with 287 cots and 210 berths. In 1915 it was used as a Hospital Ship for the Dardanelles, arriving a couple of days after the landing at Cape Helles and remaining active there until at least November 1915.

In 1919 as the SS Delta it repatriated Australian troops before being refitted for normal commercial work. She was sold for scrap on 28 Aug 1929 to Japanese shipbreakers.

Soldiers carried

Mudros to England 3 - ? May 1915

Mudros to Alexandria 9 - August 1915

Devonport to Albany 24 January - 28 February 1919

Redirected from Fremantle due to quarantine scare. She then sailed to Melbourne arriving there on 10 Mar 1919.

Other Voyages

  • Kantara, Egypt to Melbourne ( 3 September 1919) via Adelaide (31 August 1919)