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S.S. ST. DAVID - 1st W.W. Hospital Ship

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S.S. ST. DAVID - G.W.R. Ferry

Date: 1910s

Media: watercolour on paper

Size: 203 x 307 mm

Acquired: 1990; Purchase

Accession Number: 90.75I/2

The S.S. ST DAVID was a triple-screw turbine steamer built in 1906 by John Brown & Co. Ltd., Clydesbank for the Great Western Railway. She was one of four vessels built between 1906 and 1908 for the GWR’s newly-inaugurated service from Fishguard to Rosslare. All four vessels saw service as hospital ships during the First World War, bringing wounded soldiers back from France. When a replacement St David was built in 1932, this vessel was re-named Rosslare, but she was withdrawn from service soon afterwards and cut up at Newport in 1933.

Comments(2)

DAVID JENKINS
7 March 2019, 21:23
MY GREAT UNCLE WILLIAM ALEXANDER JENKINS SERVED ONBOARD THE ST. DAVID IN 1915 AS A FIREMAN WHEN IT WAS BEEN USED AS A HOSPITAL SHIP. IN WW2 HE SERVED AS A FIREMAN ONBOARD THE ST. DAVID (NEWER SHIP) HOSPITAL SHIP BETWEEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE. HE WAS ONE OF 8 JENKINS BROTHERS WHO SERVED DURING WW1. THE OTHER 7 BROTHERS WERE IN THE ARMY.
Peter Fishleigh
10 February 2019, 20:36
My was the captain of the ship during the first world war. He and the ship were seconded for war duty.

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