Help with identifying a WW1 Hospital Ship.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by gmyles, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi everyone

    I am struggling to read this part of a WW1 RA Gunners service record where, after multiple bouts of dysentry, he was invalided to the UK from service with the British Salonika Force (BSF) in 1919.

    The writing looks like it might be "HS" (Hospital Ship) but I can make out the name.


    According to Wikipedia, this is a list of possible Hospital Ships from WW1

    Thanks in advance

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Gus,

    I thought it looked a bit like Czaritza and then found this postcard on eBay. Not a hospitalship though:

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  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Wow. Great Spot.

    Maybe he "HS" should be "SS"

    Thanks ever so much.

  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  5. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    I agree with Bamboo it is CZARITZA built 1915 but she was requisitioned as a troop transport not a hospital ship - she was in Salonika waters at least in Jan/Feb of 1919 probably other times too.
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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