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Offline Jennarembailey

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Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
« on: Saturday 28 November 20 09:47 GMT (UK) »
My grandad was an engineering officer on a luxury passenger ship travelling to and from England via the Mediterranean to India, China, Australia etc.
The P&O ship called SS CHINA 104467, was Seconded on June 14th 1914 by the navy as a hospital ship, then as a repatriation ship for troops going back home to the colonies.
I am trying to find the “ships records” to find out where she went and when, before during and after
WW1, I know she was in the North Atlantic off Scotland “Scarpa flow” during the war as a hospital ship.
I have lots of information and photos about the ship and her crew lists + (1 dog) and some passengers.
But despite searching many records sites over the years I cannot find the “ships records”
Any help with my search would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 November 20 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Clip databases have some information, mostly crew lists but possibly some resources for furter investigation.  https://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsnum/104467

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Re: Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 November 20 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Dear Cathy
Thank you for the link
I did use this previously but missed a vital option, I had downloaded crew lists from there, but missed the fact that the ships log for March 1919 is on there to download, thanks to you I hope it will be the most important thing in my search,
My grandfather ship China arrived back into Leith, Scotland in March 1919. He was gravely ill
And transferred to Leith hospital immediately, where he died the next day from “The Spanish Flu”
The search you have given me has the opportunity to possibly get more information on his last voyage, as the ships log for that period is on the system.
Thank you very much.
Regards Jenny.


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Re: Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
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Re: Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 November 20 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barry
Thanks for responding, unfortunately the link you sent has an empty screen, I think maybe the IWM
site may not be up and running at present. But thanks anyway.
Regards Jenny

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Re: Records of WW1 passenger ship seconded as hospital ship
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 November 20 21:00 GMT (UK) »
.......unfortunately the link you sent has an empty screen, I think maybe the IWM
site may not be up and running at present.

It's coming up OK for me.

History note
The liner China was built for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company by Messrs. Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast. The ship was remodelled a Naval Hospital Ship by Messrs Lester & Perkins Ltd, at the Royal Albert Docks for the Admiralty. She was employed as Naval Hospital Ship No 6 from August 1914 to February 1919, and was visited by HM the King during his visit to the Grand Fleet in June 1916.


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