HMHS Valdivia

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HMHS Valdivia
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Name HMHS Valdivia
Owner Societe Generale de Transports Maritimes a Vapeur, Marseilles
Builder Chantiers & Ateliers de Provence, Port de Bouc
Launched 1899
Completed 1899
Fate scrapped 1933
General characteristics
Type Passenger / Cargo
Tonnage 7,131 tons
Length 463.0 ft (141.12m)
Beam 54.4 ft (16.58m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 15.5 knots (28.71 km/h)


A French passenger ship built for Societe Generale de Transports Maritimes built in 1911. 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. She operated as a Hospial Ship from 29 Nov 1914 until 22 Dec 1919. Medical personnel aboard included 6 Officers, 12 Nurses and 60 other ranks.

In late 1919 she was returned to her owners, and returned to the South American service to Buenos Aires. She was scrapped at Savona in 1933.

Soldiers carried

Anzac to Lemnos 14 October 1915

Lemnos to Alexandria 14 - 17 October 1915

Malta to Alexandria 19 -21 January 1916