HMHS Soudan

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HMHS Soudan
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"Hospital Ships and Ambulance Trains" by John H Plumridge
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Her Majesty’s Hospital Ship HMHS Soudan 9 Feb 1917 - IWM
Name HMHS Soudan
Owner Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Greenock
Builder Caird & Company Greenock
Yard number 297
Launched 7 Mar 1901
Completed 19 Apr 1901
In service 1901
Out of service 1925
Fate broken up 1926
General characteristics
Type Passenger / cargo ship
Tonnage 6,680 tons
Length 450.0 ft (137.16m)
Beam 52.4 ft (15.97m)
Depth 30.5 ft (9.30m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 14 knots (25.93 km/h)


Owned by the Peninsular & Oriental Line and chartered by the British War Office on 3 Aug 1918 for use as a naval hospital ship. One of the vessels used for the reception, treatment and movement of casualties during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915-1916. She had capacity to accommodate 202 cases with another 100 beds in time of emergency Returned to her owners in 1919 and sold to Japan for scrap in 1925. Arrived at Kishimoto Kisen K.K.,Kobe on 11/12/1925 for breaking.

Soldiers carried

Gallipoli to Alexandria 15 -19 September 1915

Gallipoli to Malta 10 - 13 October 1915