RFA Maine (3)

 RFA Maine 3
 Maine_3x
 

Previous name:                     Panama

Official Number:                    115276

Class:                                    Hospital Ship

Pennant No:                          X24

Laid down:           
Builder:                                  Fairfield, Govan
Launched:                             8 March 1902

Into Service:                          August 1920

Out of service:                       21 February 1947

Fate:                                      Broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  See explanatory notes.

 

8 March 1902 launched by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan as Yard Nr: 419 named PANAMA for Pacific Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool

May 1902 completed. Carried 130 x 1st Class passengers. Maiden voyage Liverpool - Montevideo - Valparaiso

29 May 1902 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the Falkland Islands. Captain John D MacPherson was the ship's Master

18 August 1902 sailed Vigo for Liverpool

4 September 1902 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the Falkland Islands. Captain John D MacPherson was the ship's Master

9 September 1902 sailed Vigo

17 November 1902 Able Seaman Albert Winkler discharged dead from natural causes

27 December 1902 sailed Pernambuco for Valparaiso

17 February 1903 sailed Pernambuco for Liverpool

19 March 1903 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the Falkland Islands

3 May 1903 at Lisbon Greaser William Mills discharged dead - found drowned

14 May 1903 at Quito Chief Engineer Officer John E Hill discharged dead from fever

27 May 1903 sailed Liverpool for Lisbon, Tangier, Palma, Algiers, Gibraltar, Oporto and Vigo. Captain William H Lawrenson was the ship's Master

9 June 1903 sailed Vigo for Liverpool

28 June 1903 sailed La Pallice for Valparaiso

13 September 1903 sailed Vigo to Liverpool

1 October 1903 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the Falkland Islands. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

25 October 1903 sailed Montevideo

17 December 1903 sailed Lisbon for Liverpool

22 December 1903 berthed at Liverpool

7 January 1904 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal and South America. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

14 January 1904 sailed Lisbon

1 February 1904 berthed at Montevideo

24 February 1904 sailed Coronel

28 March 1904 sailed La Pallice for Liverpool

30 March 1904 berthed at Liverpool

14 April 1904 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal and South America. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

4 May 1904 sailed Valparaiso

8 May 1904 berthed at Montevideo

7 June 1904 sailed Punta Arenas

19 June 1904 sailed Pernambuco

30 June 1904 sailed Lisbon for Liverpool

4 July 1904 berthed at Liverpool

23 July 1904 sailed Liverpool to Spain, Portugal, South America and the Falkland Islands

27 July 1904 sailed Lisbon for South America

7 September 1904 sailed Coronel for Liverpool

27 October 1904 Liverpool to France, Spain, Portugal, South America and the Falkland Islands. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

30 October 1904 sailed La Pallice, France for La Coruna, Spain

14 November 1904 in collision with the Italian ss Orinone off Bahia. Struck on the port quarter. No apparent damage to the Panama, both vessels continued with their respective voyages

16 November 1904 sailed Rio de Janeiro for Valparaiso

11 January 1905 sailed Lisbon for Liverpool

2 February 1905 sailed Liverpool to France, Spain, Portugal and South America

13 February 1905 at 17.54N 24.21W 3rd class passenger Lorenzoni Romea Bruno discharged dead from natural causes

26 April 1905 berthed at Liverpool from Valparaiso with 37 passengers

11 May 1905 sailed Liverpool to France, Spain, Portugal and South America

17 August 1905 sailed Liverpool for France, Spain, Portugal and South American Ports. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

11 September 1905 sailed Rio De Janerio to Valparaiso

27 January 1906 off Bahia Captain James Murray discharged dead from natural causes

14 February 1906 berthed at Liverpool from Valpariaiso with 95 passengers

1 March 1906 sailed Liverpool for ports on the west coast of South America

4 April 1906 arrived at Coronel

5 April, 1906 at Coronel passener Julis Salvador Hernandez discharged dead from natural causes

18 April 1906 sailed Coronel for Liverpool

23  May 1906 berthed at Liverpool from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Valpariso, Chile, Montevideo, Cape Verde etc with 87 passengers. Captain Walter A Splatt was Master

19 October 1911 at Pisco Saloon Steward Enrique N Del Prado discharged dead from natural causes

21 December 1912 sailed Liverpool for South American ports with Captain Lewis Richards as Master

7 January 1914 at sea passenger Valeriana P V de Perea discharged dead from natural causes

22 April 1915 sailed Liverpool for Barbados, Panama, Trinidad and Valpariaso and other South American ports with 16 passengers. Captain Walter Styer was the ship's Master

25 July 1915 chartered by the Admiralty for service as a Hospital Ship name unchanged.

 HMHS_Panama

HMHS Panama before she was renamed RFA Maine (3)

16 September 1915 at sea at 36.40N 0.0W Private Norman Fawcett Crosland No: 11679 6th Battalion Kings Own Royal Regiment from Lancashire discharged dead from the effects of an operation - amputation of leg. Buried at sea and remembered with pride on the Helles Memorial, Turkey  

16 October 1915 sailed the Dardenelles to Malta with wounded from Gallipoli

31 October 1915 sailed Malta to the UK 

27 January 1916 sailed Malta to Naples

4 February 1916 arrived at Naples and transfered 319 wounded to HMHS Britannic

1 July 1916 at Southampton Trimmer Frederick Snelgrove discharged dead - natural causes

5 July 1916 in the English Channel Lieutenant F E Sutcliffe, 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment discharged dead from effects of heart failure from a compound fracture of the femur.  He is buried in grave 330, Heptonstall Slack Baptist Cemetery, Yorkshire. The CWGC have Lieutenant Sutcliffe as Robert Sutcliffe. The Register of Deceased Passengers 1916 identify him at Lieutenant F E Sutcliffe. Lieutenant Sutcliffe had been injured at the Battle of the Somme

11 July 1916 in the English Channel Corporal K Rheinschmidt, Private M Merkel, Private Y Eirgle and Private J Rohwedder, all German Prisoners of War, discharged dead suffering from the effects of their injuries. All four are buried in the Military Cemetery, Netley, Hampshire

 Rheinschmidt Merkl

 EirgelRohwedder

courtesy of Julie Green

22 September 1916 in the English Channel Lance Corporal G/13842 Walter W  Bysouth 23rd Bn., Middlesex Regiment discharged dead from a gun shot wound to the groin and secondary bleeding. Buried in Netley Military Cemetary, Hampshire in grave CE1855

1 November 1916 sailed Le Havre to Southampton with wounded

 Panama3

Christmas Day Menu 1916

 

19 December 1916 arrived at Stavros, Greece

27 January 1917 sailed Salonika with 1 patient

31 January 1917 berthed at Hamilton Wharf, Malta patient discharged

2 February 1917 at Hamilton Wharf, Malta commenced embarking patients leaving for England - 11 patients and 7 passengers together with four prisoners of war - 3 Austrian and 1 German - all 4 being mental patients. Sailed Malta

6 February 1917 berthed at Gibraltar. Sailed Gibraltar

7 February 1917 at Sea. One of the Austrian mental patients at exercise on deck threw himself overboard. He had previously been fitted with a life jacket. A boat was lowered and the patient was recovered within 12 minutes

11 February 1917 anchored off Netley in Southampton Water. Patients discharged

12 February 1917 sailed Southampton. Anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight all wards were disinfected by spraying with Formalin and Glycerine

13 February 1917 sailed Cowes for Le Havre

14 February 1917 alongside at Le Havre commenced embarkation of 399 patients. Sailed from Le Havre at 23.45hrs

15 February 1917 berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarkation of patients commenced. When disembarkation complete moved to No: 34 berth to load bunkers

16 February 1917 to 18 February 1917 coaling ship. Loaded 1,524 tons of bunker coal

19 February 1917 sailed No: 34 berth, Southampton Docks in heavy fog. Anchored off Netley then to Cowes, Isle of Wight where the ship anchored still in fog.

20 February 1917 to 22 February 1917 at anchor off Cowes, Isle of Wight in fog.

22 February 1917 sailed Cowes in slight fog to Le Havre, anchoring off that port

23 February 1917 berthed alongside at Le Havre and commenced embarkation of patients. Embarked 404 patients then sailed for St Helens, Isle of Wight where she anchored in heavy fog

24 February 1917 sailing from St Helens, Isle of Wight delayed due to heavy fog. Sailed at 12 noon but anchored off Calshot owning to heavy fog. Later sailed for Southampton and disembarkation of patients. Sailed at 1800hrs for Le Havre

25 February 1917 anchored off Le Havre later berthing alongside the port quay. Commenced embarking 398 patients. Having embarked the patients sailed for Southampton

26 February 1917 berthed at Southampton commenced disembarkation of patients. Having disembarked all the patients sailed Southampton for Le Havre. At 23.59hrs anchored off Le Havre

27 February 1917 berthed alongside at Le Havre and commenced embarking patients

28 February 1917 at Le Havre completed embarkation of 409 patients and sailed but due to fog anchored off the port. Sailed for Southampton arriving 11 hours later. Disembarkation of patients commenced - completed at 18.00hrs

1 March 1917 sailed Southampton for Le Havre but forced to anchor off Netley due to fog. Sailed but anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight again due to fog. Later sailed for Le Havre after a 9 hour delay

2 March 1917 anchored off Le Havre. Later berthed alongside at Le Havre and commenced embarking patients. Embarkation completed sailing for Southampton

3 March 1917 anchored in Southampton Water off Calshot. Later moved up to off Netley and anchored again. Two hours later berthed in Southampton and commenced disembarkation of patients. 3pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Cowes. A further 6 hour delay occured before sailing for Le Havre

4 March 1917 anchored off Le Havre. Was able to enter the post after a 14 hour delay and berthed alongside 1 hour later

5 March 1917 commenced embarking 404 patients. Sailed for Southampton anchoring off Netley at 6pm

6 March 1917 berthed in Southampton and commenced disembarkation. The ship was inspected by Field Marshal John D P French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC Commander in Chief Home Forces. Sailed Southampton at 3pm and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight Later sailed for Le Havre

7 March 1917 anchored of Le Havre. Enter the post and berthed at 12 noon. Embarked 324 patients and sailed at 8pm for Southampton

8 March 1917 at 8am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients. Sailed from Southampton at 2pnm and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight

9 March 1917 at anchor off Cowes, Isle of Wight - thick fog

10 March 1917 sailed from Cowes at 2pm for Le Havre arriving and anchoring at 10pm

11 March 1917 entered Le Havre and berthed alongside at 9am. Commenced embarking 413 patients. Sailed at 12 noon for Southampton, anchoring off St Helens at 8pm delayed by fog

12 March 1917 sailed for Southampton but delayed by fog. Anchoring off Netley but berthed alongside by 9am dismebarking the patients. Captain P J A Seccombe RAMC and Captain J G Scott RAMC discharged ashore their places onboard being taken by Captain W A Thompson RAMC and Lieutenant A P Thom RAMC. 2pm sailed from Southampton and anchored at 3pm off Cowes, Isle of Wight

13 March 1917 sailed for Le Havre at 12 noon. Anchored off that port at 9pm

14 March 1917 entered the Port of Le Havre and berthed alongside at 1.30am. 406 patients were embarked by 11am and the ship sailed for Southampton

15 March 1917 anchored off Netley. ALongside at Southampton at 10am with the patients being discharged. Sailed Southampton at 2pm and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight at 3pm

16 March 1917 sailed Cowes, Isle of Wight for Le Havre at 3am anchoring off that port at 12 noon

17 March 1917 at anchor all day off Le Havre awaiting orders

18 March 1917 entered Le Havre and berthed at 6.30pm

19 March 1917 embarkation of 407 patients commenced at 2pm and was completed by 3.45pm. The ship sailed for Southampton at 5.30pm and suffered a cold and uncomfortable passage

20 March 1917 anchored off Netley at 4.30am and was alongside at Southampton by 9am. Disembarkation of the patients followed and was completed by 12 noon. Captain W A Thompson RAMC was relieved from duty onboard (reason not shown). 3pm sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

21 March 1917 and 22 March 1917 remained at anchor off Netley

23 March 1917 at Southampton entered dry dock remaining there until 25 March 1917

26 March 1917 floated out of dry dock and moved to No 34 berth at Southampton to load bunker coal

28 March 1917 coaling completed

1 April 1917 sailed Southampton at 7.10am and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight at 11am until 10 April 1917

10 April 1917 together with three other hospital ships sailed from Cowes at 4am under escort. At 11.45am off the entrance to Le Havre Roads HMHS Salta, immediatley in front of HMHS Panama, struck a mine and sank within 10 minutes. Anchored off Le Havre.

11 April 1917 entered Le Havre and berthed. 397 patients were embarked

12 April 1917 at anchor in Le Havre Roads

13 April 1917 sailed Le Havre Roads with four other Hospital Ships for Southampton under escort. Arrived Southampton and berthed at 7.30pm disembarking patients

14 April 1917 sailed Southampton Docks at 6.30am and anchored off Netley. Sailed Netley at 7.30pm for Le Havre. Blackout enforced

15 April 1917 arrived at Le Havre Roads at 4.30am. Entered the port and berthed by 2.30pm 398 patients embarked by 11pm

16 April 1917 sailed for Southampton at 2.30am under escort arriving at 1.30pm. The patients were disembarked by 3.45pm

17 April 1917 at 6.30am sailed Southampton for Le Havre  anchoring in Le Havre Roads at 3.30pm. Entered the port at 4.15pm and commenced to embark 388 patients at 6.30pm

18 April 1917 8pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort. The weather was repoted as hazy with a choppy sea

19 April 1917 at 8.30am berthed at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 12.30pm Disembarkation completed. 7.30pm sailed Southampton

20 April 1917 at 5.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Entered the port and berthed alongside by 8am. Commenced embarking 398 patients. Embarkation complete and sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort at 8.15pm

21 April 1917 at 6.30am anchored off Netley. By 8.30am alongside at Southamton and discharged patients - one orderly relived from duty on board (reason not shown)

22 April 1917 at 6.30am sailed Southampton docks and anchored off Netley. Orderlies in wards given instruction by medical officers how to remove helpless patients from their cots

23 April 1915 at 7pm sailed for Le Havre

24 April 1917 3.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Entered the port and berthed alongside. Commenced embarking 369 patients. Embarkation completed and sailed for Le Havre Roads at 3.30pm to anchor. Sailed for Southampton under escort at 9pm

25 April 1917 at 7am anchored off Netley. 8.30am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked patients

26 April 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton to anchor off Netley. Sailed for Le Havre at 7pm

27 April 1917 at 4.15am anchored in Le Have Roads. 7am berthed alongside and embarked 402 patients. Sailed 5pm for Le Havre Roads to anchor. Sailed for Southampton at 9pm under escort

28 April 1917 at 6.30am anchored off Netley. 8.30am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked patients

29 April 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton to anchor off Netley. Sailed for Le Havre at 8pm. The weather was fine

30 April 1917 at 5.30am berthed at Le Havre and embarked 413 patients. Sailed 6pm for Le Havre Roads to anchor. Sailed for Southampton at 9pm under escort

1 May 1917 at 7am anchored off Netley. 9am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked patients

2 May 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton to anchor off Netley

3 May 1917 berthed at No 34 berth at Southampton to load bunker coal

5 May 1917 coaling complete

8 May 1917 at 12.30pm at Southampton moved to No 37 berth

12 May 1917 at 11am moved to No 22 berth. Red and green navigation lights removed. Ship painted 'slate grey' and a gun was mounted aft. At 7pm sailed for Le Havre

13 May 1917 at 5.00am berthed at Le Havre and embarked 399 patients. Sailed 3.45pm for Le Havre Roads to anchor. Sailed for Southampton at 9.30pm under escort

14 May 1917 at 6.30am anchored off Netley. 8.45am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked patients. Sailed at 7pm for Le Havre

15 May 1917 at 7.00am berthed at Le Havre and embarked 401 patients. Sailed 7pm for Le Havre Roads to anchor. Sailed for Southampton at 9.45pm under escort

16 May 1917 at 7.15am anchored off Netley. 8.00am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked patients

17 May 1917 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

18 May 1917 7.15pm sailed Netley for Le Havre

19 May 1917 at 5.45am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 410 patients. Sailed 8pm for Le Havre Roads to anchor. Sailed for Southampton at 9.45pm under escort. There was heavy fog and the passage was delayed

20 May 1917 at 6am anchored off Sandown Bay. Delayed by fog. 9.30am anchorage moved to off St Helens. 12.30pm berthed at Southampton and disembarked patients. Received an order stating that the future designation of hospital ships had been changed to 'Ambulance Transports', to be armed, the Red Cross flag was to be dispensed with and the restrictions as to the conveyance of Military personnel and materials automatically withdrawn

21 May 1917 6.30am sailed Southamton Docks and anchored off Netley

23 May 1917 7pm sailed for Le Havre

24 May 1917 at 5.15am berthed at Le Havre and commenced embarking 416 patients. Sailed Le Havre at 9.30pm for Southampton under escort

25 May 1917 9am berthed at Southampton Docks - patients disembarked

26 May 1917 6.30am sailed Southamton Docks and anchored off Netley

30 May 1917 at 7pm sailed Netley with American 'Base Hospital No 2, Columbia University - Presbyterian Hospital' onboard. This unit had been loaned to the British Government for service in the British Hospitals at Etretat. The Unit was under the command of Major L L Hopwood USR and was composed of 252 persons - 26 officers, 155 enlisted men, 65 female nurses and 6 clerks. Source - Message from the US Consul at Le Havre to the US Secretary of State at Washington

31 May 1917 at 5.15am berthed at Le Havre from Southampton. At 10am disembarked the USA 'Base Hospital No 2, Columbia University - Presbyterian Hospital' staff

1 June 1917 at 2pm at Le Havre embarked 452 patients sailing at 5.30pm and anchoring at Le Havre Roads. At 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort

2 June 1917 at 6.30am anchored off Netley and at 8.30am berthed alongside at Southamton. Patients disembarked. 20 rifles and 1,000 rounds of ammunition taken onboard

4 June 1917 at Southampton commenced loading bunker coal

6 June 1917 at Southampton coaling completed

7 June 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton and anchored off Cowes

11 June 1917 at 7pm sailed Cowes for Le Havre. Orderlies engaged in rifle drill

12 June 1917 berthed at Le Havre. 11am Orderlies engaged in rifle drill. 1pm commenced embarkation of 409 patients. 5.45pm sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort

13 June 1917 8am berthed at Southampton. 10am patients commenced disembarking - completed by 12 noon

14 June 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley at 7.15am. At 2pm Orderlies engaged in rifle drill

15 June 1917 6.30am Orderlies engaged in rifle practice. 7pm sailed Netley for Le Havre. The weather was recorded as fine

16 June 1917 berthed at Le Havre

17 June 1917 at Le Havre. At 1pm commenced embarking 412 patients. 9.30pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort

18 June 1917 8.30am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks. The disembarkation of the patients commenced at 10am. The painting of the ship 'Light Grey' commenced

20 June 1917 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley at 7.15am

21 June 1917 Major J M Martin DSO RAMC relieved from duty on board after handing over appointment as O.C. Troops to Captain Robert Wilson RAMC. The ship sailed for Le Havre at 6.30pm

22 June 1917 at 3.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. 9am entered the port of Le Havre and secure alongside at 10am. At 2pm commenced embarking 404 patients. 4pm embarkation completed. Sailed for Southampton at 9.15pm

23 June 1917 at 8am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

24 June 1917 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

25 June 1917 at 3pm moved anchorage to one off Cowes, Isle of Wight

26 June 1917 off Cowes the orderlies were engaged in musketry practice

28 June 1917 off Cowes between 10am and 12 noon various drills undertaken - Life boat stations, handseats, Fireman's Lift and musketry practice

29 June 1917 at 7pm sailed for Le Havre

30 June 1917 berthed at Le Havre. Orderlies engaged in musketry practice

1 July 1917 to 7 July 1917 alongside at Le Havre with the orderlies engaged in musketry practice

8 July 1917 at Le Havre commenced embarkation of 394 patients and 7 naval passengers. 3.30pm sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The weather was reported as fine

9 July 1917 berthed at Southampton Docks and patients and passengers disembarked

10 July 1917 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley.

17 July 1917 at 5pm boat drill and then sailed Netley for Le Havre

18 July 1917 anchored in Le Havre Roads

19 July 1917 berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 505 patients. Sailed for and anchored at Le Havre Roads

20 July 1917 at 10pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort. The weather was reported as fine

21 July 1917 berthed at Southampton Docks with patients being disembarked

22 July 1917 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Cowes

24 July 1917 while still at anchor off Cowes the O.C RAMC inspected the Dispensary, the Medical and Surgical Stores and Equipment. There was boat drill

25 July 1917 sailed from Cowes anchorage for Le Havre

26 July 1917 3.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Berthed alongside in Le Havre port at 4.45pm and commenced the embarkation of 492 patients. 8pm sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Weather repoorted as fine

27 July 1917 berthed at Southampton Docks and discharged the patients

28 July 1917 at 8am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Cowes  6pm sailed for Le Havre

29 July 1917 at 4.30am anchored in Le Have Roads. 4.30pm berthed alongside in Le Havre port and commenced embarking 453 patients. The ship sailed for Southampton at 9.30pm under escort

30 July 1917 7am anchored off Netley before berthing in Southampton Docks at 8.30am. The disembarkation of the patients commenced at 2pm and was completed by 3.45pm. The ship moved to No: 49 berth

3 August 1917 at 6pm sailed from Southampton Docks anchoring off Netley at 6.30pm

5 August 1917 sailed from Netley at 6.30pm for Le Havre

6 August 1917 at 4.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads until 3.15pm when berthed alongside at Le Havre. Embarked 450 patients

7 August 1917 12.15am sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads until 9.30pm when she sailed for Southampton under escort in fine weather

8 August 1917 at 6.20am anchored off St. Helens, Isle of Wight. Anchorage moved to off Netley at 10am then alongside in Southampton Docks at 3pm. Patients disembarked. 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre

9 August 1917 4.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 12.45pm entered the Port of Le Havre and berthed alongside. Embarked 439 patients sailing at 4.45pm and anchoring in Le Havre Roads at 5.30pm. Sailed for Southampton under escort at 9.30pm

10 August 1917 at 9am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients. Sailed for Le Havre at 5.30pm

11 August 1917 5am anchored in Le Have Roads. At 3pm entered the Port of Le Havre and berthed alongside. Embarked 460 patients sailing at 8.30pm and anchoring in Le Havre Roads at 9.15pm

12 August 1917 sailed for Southampton under escort at 9.30pm

13 August 1917 at 7am anchored off Netley then alongside in Southampton Docks at 8.30am. Patients disembarked. 6pm sailed for Le Havre

14 August 1917 8am berthed alongside at Le Havre. Embarked 468 patients sailing by 8.45pm and then sailed for Southampton under escort

15 August 1917 at 8am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

16 August 1917 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight for boiler repairs

23 August 1917 at 7pm sailed Cowes, Isle of Wight for Le Havre. Sea moderately rough. It was raining

24 August 1917 6am berthed at Le Havre and embarked 450 patients sailing at 4.30pm. Anchored at Le Havre Roads until sailing for Southampton under escort at 8.45pm

25 August 1917 9am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

26 August 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton docks and anchored at Cowes, Isle of Wight. Sailed Cowes at 7pm for Le Havre

27 August 1917 5.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads until 10am when berthed alongside in Le Havre. Embarked 448 patients

28 August 1917 9.30pm sailed from Le Havre for Soutampton under escort

29 August 1917 at 10.45am anchored off Netley. Alongside at Southampton at 2.15pm when the patients were disembarked

30 August 1917 at 7am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight

31 August 1917 at 10am while at anchor off Cowes the RAMC detachment were subject to a kit inspection

5 September 1917 sailed from the Cowes anchorage at 7pm in foggy weather for Le Havre

6 September 1917 at 3.10am while on passage to Le Havre in collision with a patrol trawler in foggy weather - further details currently unknown. 5.20am alongside at Le Havre. 9.45am commenced embarking 460 patients sailing at 12 noon. Anchored in Le Havre Roads until 9pm then sailed under escort to Southampton in clear fine weather

7 September 1917 at 5.25am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. Berthed alongside at Southampton Docks at 9am when the patients were disembarked

8 September 1917 at 7am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

9 September 1917 at 7pm sailed from Netley for for Le Havre in fine weather with a calm sea

10 September 1917 at 5am alongside at Le Havre. 411 patients were embarked and by 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

11 September 1917 at 8.30am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients

12 September 1917 at 10am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

13 September 1917 off Netley the RAMC detachment paraded for a kit inspection and all the ships crew and detachment underwent boat drill at 12 noon

15 September 1917 at 7pm sailed from Netley for Le Havre

16 September 1917 at 5am anchored in Le Havre Roads berthing alongside by 8am

17 September 1917 2.15pm commenced the embarkation of 442 patients. At 7.30pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort. The weather was fine and the sea was calm

18 September 1917 at 3.45am anchored in St Helens Bay. By 8.15am was alongside in Southampton Docks and the disembarkation of the patients was commenced. The disembarkation was completed by 12 noon

19 September 1917 at 7am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight

21 September 1917 at 2.30pm sailed from the Cowes anchorage and commenced gun practice. At 4.10pm anchored in St Helens Roads. At 8.30pm sailed for Le Havre with a calm sea and fine weather

22 September 1917 at 4.50am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 9am berthed alongside in Le Havre Docks and commenced to embark 417 patients. Sailed from Le Havre at 2pm and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8pm sailed for Southamton under escort

23 September 1917 at 8.15am anchored off Netley moving alongside in Southampton Docks at 1.45pm where the patents were disembarked

24 September 1917 12am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

25 September 1917 6pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

26 September 1917 4.50am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 2.50pm berthed alongside in Le Havre harbour and embarked 514 patients sailing at 6.45pm with escort for Southampton

27 September 1917 3am anchored off St. Helens, Isle of Wight. Moved anchorage at 4.35am to East Brambles and moved again to an anchorage off Netley at 7.30am. Alongside at Southampton Docks at 2pm and the patients were discharged

28 September 1917 commenced loading bunker coal

30 September 1917 completed loading bunkers

1 October 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Cowes, Isle of Wight at 8.30am

4 October 1917 7.30am sailed from Cowes anchorage. Anchored off Hythe at 8.55am and then entered dry dock at Southampton at 10.10am 

10 October 1917 2pm left dry dock and moved to alongside at Southampton No: 37 berth. 7.30pm sailed Southampton Docks and at 8.10pm anchored off Netley

11 October 1917 at 6pm sailed from Netley for Le Havre

12 October 1917 at 4.20am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 4.45pm berthed alonsgide in Le Havre and embarked 432 patients

13 October 1917 at 6.30am sailed from Le Havre quayside and at 7.35am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Sailed for Southampton at 8pm under escort

14 October 1917 5am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 7.30am anchored off Netley. 9am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. Sailed Southampton at 12.30pm and anchored at Netley. 6pm sailed for Le Havre

15 October 1917 6am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 418 patients. 10.30am sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

16 October 1917 4am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 8.15am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. Sailed Southampton at 12.45pm and anchored at Netley. 6pm sailed for Le Havre. The sea was very rough

17 October 1917 4.40am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 1.15pm alongside at Le Havre and embarked 453 patients.  7.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

18 October 1917 4am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 8.30am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. Sailed Southampton at 12.30pm and anchored at Netley. 6pm sailed for Le Havre

19 October 1917 3.20am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.30am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 452 patients.  11am sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 7.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

20 October 1917 3.40am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 9.15am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. Sailed Southampton at 5.30pm for Le Havre

21 October 1917 at 3.40am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9.15am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 458 patients.  1pm sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

22 October 1917 at 4.50am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 5.35am anchorage moved to off Cowes due to fog and 7.05am anchored off Netley, 1.45pm alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients

23 October 1917 sailed Southampton at 6.30am and anchored off Netley. 6pm sailed for Le Havre

24 October 1917 at 2.40am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 7.10am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 450 patients.  11am sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

25 October 1917 at 8.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 12 noon alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. 2.45pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

26 October 1917 at 6pm sailed Netley for Le Havre

27 October 1917 at 4.00am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 12 noon alongside at Le Havre and embarked 450 patients.

28 October 1917 at 5.10pm embarked 7 British Officers and 3 German Officers as patients. Thus total number of patients now 460. 7.15pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort

29 October 1917 at 7.40am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 8 am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. 5pm sailed Southampton for Le Havre

30 October 1917 at 5.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 12.30pm alongside at Le Havre and embarked 439 patients. 7pm sailed for Southampton under escort

31 October 1917 3.45am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 6.30am anchored off Netley. 8.30 am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. 11.45am sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

1 November 1917 5pm sailed for Le Havre. Anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight at 8.32pm due to fog. 9.30pm sailed for Le Havre

2 November 1917 at 7am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 1.45pm alongside at Le Havre and embarked 457 patients. 8.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

3 November 1917 5.10am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 7am anchored in Stokes Bay owing to fog  11.50am anchored off Netley. 1pm alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. 3.45pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

4 November 1917 5.05pm sailed for Le Havre

5 November 1917 at 2am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10.45am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 453 patients. 2.30pm sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 7.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort

6 November 1917 3.10am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   5.30am anchored off Netley. 8.45am alongside at Southampton and disembarking the patients. 12.45pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

7 November 1917 5pm sailed for Southhampton Docks and berthed alongside

8 November 1917 at Southampton commenced coaling ship

10 November 1917 12 noon completed coaling ship. 5.30pm sailed Southampton for Le Havere. Rough seas

11 November 1917 at 4am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 12 noon alongside at Le Havre and embarked 392 patients. 5pm sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

12 November 1917 3.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   7am anchored off Netley. 2.15pm alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 4.15pm moved to Berth No: 33 at Southampton. 5.15pm embarked 134 US Nursing Sisters and 1 US Medical Officer. 6.15pm sailed for Le Havre

13 November 1917 at 5am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.15am alongside at Le Havre with the US Nursing staff being disembarked and 449 patients being embarked. 11.30am sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 6.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

14 November 1917 2.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   5.20am anchored off Netley. 8.45am alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 11.15am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Cowes

15 November 1917 5pm sailed for Le Havre

16 November 1917 at 2am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8am alongside at Le Havre and 450 patients were embarked. 11.45am sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 5.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

17 November 1917 2am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight by 4.30am there was thick fog. 7.30pm sailed and anchored off Netley

18 November 1917  6.45am alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 11am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley. 3.15pm anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 7.45pm sailed for Le Havre

19 November 1917 at 2.50am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9.15am alongside at Le Havre and 392 patients were embarked. 11.15am sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 5.pm sailed for Southampton under escort

20 November 1917 1.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   3.40am anchored off Netley. 8.45am alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 12 noon sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

21 November 1917 at 7pm sailed for Le Havre. 8.30pm anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 9pm sailed for Le Havre

22 November 1917 at 5.20am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.30am alongside at Le Havre and 450 patients were embarked. 12.30pm sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 6.30.pm sailed for Southampton under escort

23 November 1917 2am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   4am anchored off Netley. 4.15pm alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients

24 November 1917 at Southampton Docks moved to No:22 berth for boiler cleaning, repairs and painting the ship

9 December 1917 sailed for Le Havre from Southampton Docks

10 December 1917 at 5.25am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 5pm alongside at Le Havre and 403 patients were embarked. 7.45.pm sailed for Southampton under escort

11 December 1917 4.10am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.   5pm alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients. 7.15pm sailed for Le Havre

12 December 1917 4.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads.  5pm alongside at Le Havre and embarked 462 patients. 7.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort

13 December 1917 at 4.25am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 6.55am anchored off Netley. 2.15pm alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

14 December 1917 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 4pm sailed from the anchorage off Netley for Le Havre

15 December 1917 1.50am anchored in Le Havre Roads.  11.30am alongside at Le Havre and embarked 424 patients. 8.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was calm and the weather fine

16 December 1917 at 4.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 7.20am anchored off Netley. 8.45am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

17 December 1917 at 6.35am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 5pm sailed from the anchorage off Netley for Le Havre

18 December 1917 at 2.45am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10am alongside at Le Havre and 439 patients were embarked. 3.15pm sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored. 5pm sailed for Southampton under escort

19 December 1917 at 1am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 3am anchored off Netley. 2pm alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

20 December 1917 at 6.40am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 6.30pm sailed from the anchorage off Netley for Le Havre

21 December 1917 at 4.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 1pm alongside at Le Havre and 445 patients were embarked.  11.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

22 December 1917 at 10.30am anchored off Netley. 2.30pm alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

23 December 1917 at Southampton Docks moved to berth No: 37 and embarked 9 Nursing Sisters (QAIMNSR) for passage to Le Havre. 7pm sailed for Le Havre

24 December 1917 at 6.15am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.30am alongside at Le Havre and 402 patients were embarked.  5pm sailed for Southampton under escort

25 December 1917 at 1.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 3.30am anchored off Netley. 8am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

26 December 1917 at 7am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

30 December 1917 at 5pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre

31 December 1917 at 2.45am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9.30am alongside at Le Havre and 445 patients were embarked.  2.25pm  sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 5pm sailed for Southampton under escort

1 January 1918 at 1.10am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 3am anchored off Netley. 8.30am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. 4pm sailed for Le Havre

2 January 1918 at 1.45am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10.15am alongside at Le Havre and 393 patients were embarked.  3pm sailed Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 5pm sailed for Southampton under escort

3 January 1918 at 12.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 2.30am anchored off Netley. 8.30am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

4 January 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley. At 1pm sailed to sea for gun practice. At 3.45pm anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 5.30pm sailed for Le Havre

5 January 1918 at 12.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10.15am alongside at Le Havre and 384 patients were embarked. 4.45pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort

6 January 1918 at 1am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 3am anchored off Netley. 9am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. 12.45pm moved to No: 34 berth

7 January 1918 at Southampton Docks commenced coaling

9 January 1918 at 4pm finished coaling. At 4.30pm sailed for Le Havre

10 January 1918 at 3.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10am alongside at Le Havre and 450 patients were embarked. 4.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm, weather fine

11 January 1918 at 1.50am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 4am anchored off Netley. 8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. 12.20pm sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

12 January 1918 at 4.30pm sailed for Le Havre

13 January 1918 at 3.10am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.15am alongside at Le Havre and 459 patients were embarked. 7.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm, weather fine

14 January 1918 at 4.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.  8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

15 January 1918 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

16 January 1918 at 5pm embarked 41 Nursing Sisters. 6pm sailed for Le Havre

17 January 1918 at 4.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads

18 January 1918 at 12 noon berthed alongside at Le Havre

19 January 1918 the Nursing Sisters were disembarked and 421 patients were embarked. At 4.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was calm and the weather was fine

20 January 1918 at 12.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. 2am anchored off Netley. 8.45am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

21 January 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

24 January 1918 at 6pm sailed from Netley for Le Havre. The sea was calm and the weather was fine

25 January 1918 at 3.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8.20am while at anchor was struck by HMT Hunslet.

Hunslet

HMT Hunslet after World War 1 when she had been renamed as Waganda

11.15am berthed alongside at Le Havre and commenced embarking 442 patients. At 6.15pm sailed Le Havre and anchored in the Roads owing to thick fog

26 January 1918 at 11.30am sailed Le Havre Roads for Southampton anchoring in St Helens Bay at 6.45pm. At 8.25pm while at anchor Private James Dunsire Campbell No: 18996 Black Watch, 3rd Royal Highlanders disappeared (over the side?) and was logged as discharged dead.  He is remembered with pride on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton. At 9pm anchored off Netley

27 January 1918 at 12.30pm berthed alongside at Southampton and the patients were discharged. At 2.30pm sailed from Southampton and anchored off Netley

28 January 1918 6.30pm sailed from off Netley to Le Havre

29 January 1918 at 3.25am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 12.30pm alongside at Le Havre and 394 patients were embarked. 8.40pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm, weather fine

30 January 1918 at 4.55am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. Moved anchorage at 7.20am to off Calshot owing to fog. At 12.50pm alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

31 January 1918 at 6.30am moved to No 34 berth and commenced loading bunker coal

2 February 1918 at Southampton Docks coaling complete

4 February 1918 at 2pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

5 February 1918 4.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre

6 February 1918 2.50am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Berthed alongside at Le Havre

8 February 1918 at Le Harve at 8a.m commenced embarking 449 patients. AT 5.30pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort

9 February 1918 at 1.55am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. Moved anchorage at 5.15am to off Netley. At 10am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

10 February 1918 at 7.30am sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

15 February 1918 sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

16 February 1918 at 12.55am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 11am alongside at Le Havre and 388 patients were embarked. 3.30pm sailed Le Havre and anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm, weather fine

17 February 2018 at 5.45am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.  At 10am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

18 February 1918 6pm sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

19 February 1918 embarked 99 US Nursing Sisters

20 February 1918 at 11am one nurse disembarked to Shirley Isolation Hospital with measles

25 February 1918 4.30pm moved from Netley anchorage an anchorage in St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight. 7pm sailed for Le Havre

26 February 1918 2.25am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8.30am alongside at Le Havre and 132 patients were embarked. 4pm US Nursing Sisters disembarked

27 Fberuary 1918 2.45pm while still alongside at Le Havre and a total of 436 patients had been embarked. 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea moderately rough

28 February 1918 at 5am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight.  At 8.30 am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

1 March 1918 at 5pm sailed from Southampton Docks for Le Havre

2 March 1918 at 2.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 11am alongside at Le Havre and 448 patients were embarked. 9.45pm sailed Le Havre and anchored at Le Havre Roads

3 March 1918 at 4pm at Le Havre 2 patients were discharged

4 March 1918 at 6.30pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort

5 March 1918 at 3.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 5.40am moved anchorage to off Netley.  At 9.45am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

6 March 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

8 March 1918 at 5pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre. The sea was calm and the weather was fine

9 March 1918 at 2.20am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9am alongside at Le Havre and 405 patients were embarked. 5pm sailed Le Havre and anchored at Le Havre Roads. 6.30pm sailed for Southamton under escort

10 March 1918 at 2.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 4.45am moved anchorage to off Netley.  At 8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

11 March 1918 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

12 March 1918 berthed in Southampton Docks outboard of the ss Gloucester Castle for boiler cleaning

18 March 1918 at Southampton Docks moved to No: 29 berth for loading bunker coal

20 March 1918 at Southampton Docks coaling completed. 2.45pm sailed and anchored off Netley. %.30pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre

21 March 1918 2.45am anchored outside Le Havre Roads due to fog. 11am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 369 patients. 6.30pm sailed from alongside Le Havre and anchored at 7pm in Le Havre Roads due to fog

22 March 1918 anchored all day in Le Havre Roads due to thick fog - unable to sail

23 March 1918 6.30pm sailed Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort

24 March 1918 at 3.50am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 9.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. Sailed Southampton Docks at 11.15am and anchored off Netley. 6.30pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

25 March 1918 4.35am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 482 patients. 8pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort

26 March 1918 at 4am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 6.30am moved anchorage to off Netley. At 10am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. Sailed Southampton Docks at 12.45pm and anchored off Netley. 5.30pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

27 March 1918 3.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9.30am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 487 patients. 1.45pm left Le Havre quayside for Le Havre Roads. 7.45pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort

28 March 1918 at 3.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 6.30am moved anchorage to off Netley. At 8am alongside in Southampton Dock. At 10am Lieutenant John Neil MC, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders attached to 61st Company M.G. Corp discharged dead from wounds sustained in warfare. Buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery in grave D589.The disembarkation of the patients commenced being completed by 2pm. Sailed Southampton Docks at 5.30pm for Le Havre

29 March 1918 5am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 8am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 500 patients. 9pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort in fine weather with a calm sea

30 March 1918 at 6am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 9am moved anchorage to off Netley. At 11.30am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. Sailed Southampton Docks at 6.15pm sailed for Le Havre

31 March 1918 5.20am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 4pm berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 489 patients.10pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort in fine weather with a calm sea

1 April 1918 at 9am anchored off Netley. By 12 noon alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. 3pm One nursing sister and one member of the WAAC embarked for passage to Le Havre. Sailed Southampton Docks at 6.15pm sailed for Le Havre

2 April 1918 6.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 11.45am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 512 patients. 2.45pm sailed from Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 8.15pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

 3 April 1918 at 4.40am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 7.55am moved anchorage to off Netley. At 9.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

4 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 5pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre in fine weather and with a calm sea

5 April 1918 5.15am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 11.45am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 519 patients.Also embarked 2 nurses as guard for a WAAC mental patient. 6pm sailed from Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 10pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

6 April 1918 at 5.30am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 8.40am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. Embarked one nurse for passage to Le Havre

7 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 6pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre in fine weather and with a calm sea

8 April 1918 3am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 529 patients. 8.30pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

9 April 1918 at 5.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 8am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

10 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

11 April 1918 6.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre in fine weather and with a calm sea

12 April 1918 3.45am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 11am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 510 patients. 9.15pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

13 April 1918 at 4.55am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 8am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. Captain J M Lazenby RAMC relieved from duty onboard by Captain J J Pirrie RAMC

14 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

15 April 1918 6pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre in fine weather and with a calm sea

16 April 1918 3.10am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 2.45pm berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 531 patients.

17 April 1918 12.15am sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

18 April 1918 at 6.50am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 10am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked.

19 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. 6.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Harve

20 April 1918 4.25am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 7.15am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 516 patients. 8.45pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

21 April 1918 at 6am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 9.30am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked. 12.30pm moved to No: 21 Berth at Southampton Docks

22 April 1918 at Southampton commenced loading bunker coal

23 April 1918 at 5.30pm at Southampton completed coaling and sailed for Le Havre. 8.45pm anchored in St Helens Bay owing to slight fog. 10.30pm sailed from the anchorage for Le Havre

24 April 1918 8am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 504 patients. 9pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

25 April 1918 at 4.40am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

26 April 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

27 April 1918 at 6.15pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

28 April 1918 at 3.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 10am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 470 patients. 2pm sailed from Le Havre Quay and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 9pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort and in fine weather with a calm sea

29 April 1918 at 5.20am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

30 April 1918 6.30am sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley. 1.45pm sailed for gun practice before anchoring at St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight at 3.45pm. At 9pm sailed for Le Havre with a moderately rough sea

1 May 1918 3.25am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 12.15pm berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 497 patients. 5.15pm sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 10pm sailed from the anchorage for Southampton under escort and in foggy weather

2 May 1918 at 8.15am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

3 May 1918 6.28am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

4 May 1918 at 3.30pm while anchored off Netley embarked 10 VAD nurses, 1 Officer QMAAC and 40 other ranks QMAAC. 6pm sailed for Le Havre in fine weather and with a calm sea

5 May 1918 at 4am anchored at Le Havre Roads. 9.20am berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 308 patients. 4pm embarked 3 Nursing Sisters and 17 other ranks QMWAAC on leave. 9pm sailed from the anchorage for Southampton under escort and in fine weather and with a calm sea

6 May 1918 at 7.05am anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. At 9.30am alongside in Southampton Docks with the patients being disembarked

7 May 1918 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

8 May 1918 ay 1.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for gun practise then anchored in St Helens Bay at 3.35pm. 8pm sailed for Le Harve with a calm sea and fine weather

9 May 1918 at 4.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Berthed alongside at Le Havre and embarked 340 patients and 16 nurses and three QMWAAC other ranks for passage to England. Sailed for England under escort

10 May 1918 at 5.45am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. 8.15am alongside at Southampton Docks and dismebarked the patients and passengers

11 May 1918 at 6.35am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

14 May 1918 at 6pm sailed from Netley anchorage and anchoring in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8.15pm sailed for Le Havre in a calm sea and with fine weather

15 May 1918 at 3.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads moving alongside the Le Havre Quay at 12.20pm. Commenced embarking 492 patients at 1.30pm and sailed for Le Havre Roads and anchored at 5.35pm. At 10.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort again in a calm sea and with fine weather

 16 May 1918 at 9am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and disembarked patients

17 May 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. At 6pm sailed from the Netley anchorage and anchored in St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight. 8pm sailed for Le Havre

18 May 1918 4.08am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 6.43am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 482 patients. At 5pm embarked 2 Nurses and 14 other ranks QMWAAC as passengers. At 8pm sailed from Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort

19 May 1918 at 8.45am berthed alongside at Southampton and disembarked the patients and the passengers

20 May 1918 6.30am sailed Southampton and anchored off Netley

21 May 1918 at 8pm sailed from the Netley anchorage and anchored in St Helens Bay, Isle of Wight. Sailed from St Helens Bay for Le Havre

22 May 1918 at 5.50am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 500 patients. Two nursing sisters were also embarked as passengers. 9.30pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton under escort

23 May 1918 at 9.15am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients and passengers

24 May 1918 at 6.40am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

 26 May 1918 at 6pm sailed from Netley anchorage and anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8pm sailed St Helens Bay for Le Havre

27 May 1918 at 3.30am anchored at Le Havre Roads. At 10.15am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and embarked 300 patients plus 4 Nurses, 1 Officer QMWAAC and 9 other ranks as passengers. At 10pm sailed Le Havre Quay for Southampton under escort

28 May 1918 at 9am alongside at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients and passengers

29 May 1918 at 6.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

1 June 1918 at the Netley anchorage embarked 1 Officer and 71 nurses from the USA and 2 officers QMWAAC for passage to Le Harve. At 6pm sailed for St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight and anchored. 8.15pm sailed for Le Havre

2 June 1918 at 5.20am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced disembarking the passengers

3 June 1918 at 10.15am at Le Havre Quay commenced embarking 476 patients and 11 Nursing Sisters for passage. At 7.15pm sailed from Le Havre Quay and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 9.45pm sailed from Le Havre Roads for Southampton under escort

4 June 1918 at 9am berthed at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients and passengers. At 1.30pm the ship moved to No 20 berth. AT 3pm commenced coaling

6 June 1918 at Southampton Docks at 6pm finished coaling

7 June 1918 at 12 noon sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

8 June 1918 6.30pm sailed from the Netley anchorage and anchored in St. Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight at 7.50pm. 8.10pm sailed St Helens Bay for Le Havre the weather was fine and the sea was calm

9 June 1918 at 5.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 9.15am had moved to alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 501 patients. At 8pm embarked one Nursing Sister for duty with one sick QMAAC worker. At 10pm sailed from Le Havre under escort. The sea was very rough

10 June 1918 at 8.25am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 11am alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients and the Nursing Sister

11 June 1918 at 6.35am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

12 June 1918 at 2pm sailed to sea for gun practice. 4pm anchored in St Helen's Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8.30pm sailed from St Helen's Bat for Le Havre. The weather had improved - the sea was calm and the weather fine

13 June 1918 at 5am alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 10.30am commenced embarking 468 patients including 416 repatriated prisoners from Switzerland. At 9.55pm sailed for Southampton under escort

14 June 1918 at 9.30am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarkation. At 1.10pm sailed from her berth and anchored off Netley

18 June 1918 at 5.55pm sailed from the Netley anchorage and at 7.35pm anchored in St Helen's Bay off the Isle of Wight. 8.20pm sailed for Le Havre under escort. The sea was choppy and it was raining

19 June 1918 at 5.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 8am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. At 10.10am commenced embarking 480 patients. At 9.40pm sailed for Southampton under escort

20 June 1918 at 9.50am berthed alongside Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients

21 June 1918 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

24 June 1918 at 6.30pm sailed from the Netley anchorage and at 8pm anchored in St Helen's Bay off the Isle of Wight. 8.30pm sailed for Le Havre under escort

25 June 1918 at 5.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.30am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. At 12.25pm commenced embarking 446 patients. At 8.30pm embarked one Nursing Sister for duty with 1 sick Sister and 2 sick QMAAC workers. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort

26 June 1918 at 9am berthed alongside Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients

27 June 1918 moved to No: 34 berth at Southampton docks

1 July 1918 at 12.20pm at Southampton docks entered No: 5 dry dock

4 July 1918 at 7am at Southampton docks undocked for No: 34 berth

5 July 1918 at 9am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

6 July 1918 at 3.10pm embarked 4 USA nurses, 27 Other ranks QMAAC & 2 VAD GS. 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre

 7 July 1918 at 4am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 10.30am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. At 2pm commenced embarking 413 patients. At 3.30pm embarked 15 USA Nurses as passengers. At 9.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

8 July 1918 at 7am anchored off Netley. At 8.45am berthed alongside at Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients and passengers

9 July 1918 at 6.40am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

16 July 1918  at 2pm sailed from Netley anchorage to sea for gun practice. At 3.30pm anchored in St. Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. 8pm sailed for Le Havre

17 July 1918 at 4.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 6am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. At 11.15am commenced embarking 347 patients and 3 Nursing Sisters as passengers. 7pm sailed from alongside to Le Havre Roads and anchored. At 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort

18 July 1918 at 8.45am berthed alongside at Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients and passengers

19 July 1918 at 6.40am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley 

26 July 1918 at 5.30pm moved anchorage to St. Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. 8pm sailed for Le Havre with a rough sea and raining

27 July 1918 at 4.50am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 2.30pm was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 455 patients. 5.15pm sailed from alongside to Le Havre Roads and anchored. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm and fine weather

28 July 1918 at 8.45am berthed alongside at Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients. At 11.15am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

30 July 1918 at 4.30pm embarked 1 USA officer and 40 nurses. At 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre

31 July 1918 at 5am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 2.50pm was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 497 patients. 5.05pm sailed from alongside to Le Havre Roads and anchored. At 10.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort. Sea calm and fine weather 

1 August 1918 at 7.50am anchored off Netley. 1.30pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarkation of the patients

2 August 1918 at 6.40am sailed from her berth and anchored off Netley. At 2pm sailed from Netley anchorage to sea for gun practice and then at 3.40pm anchored in St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight. At 7.45pm sailed for Le Havre

3 August 1918 at 3.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 10.0am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking patients (Number not quoted). At 10.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

 4 August 1918 8.30am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarkation of the patients

5 August 1918 at 6.40am sailed from her berth and anchored off Netley.  At 6pm sailed for Le Havre from the Netley anchorage

6 August 1918 at 3.55am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12 noon was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 412 patients. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was moderately rough

7 August 1918 8.30am berthed at Southampton Docks and commenced discharging the patients. At 11.30am moved to No: 44 Berth and commenced loading bunker coal

8 August 1918 still loading bunker coal all day

9 August 1918 at 5.30pm finished loading bunker coal. At 6.45pm sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

10 August 1918 6pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre. At 9.40pm the 'tail' of the Starboard Otterboard was carried away after striking a hostile submarine. The submarine was sighted astern and was attacked by the escorting destroyer. Four depth charged were dropped

11 August 1918 at 4.50am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.45am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 450 patients. At 4.50pm sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort

12 August 1918 at 7.40am anchored off Netley. By 9am was berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced discharging patients. At 1pm sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. One USA Officer and forty eight nurses were embarked for France. At 6.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre

13 August 1918 at 5.20am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12.30pm was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 492 patients. At 5.15pm nine Nursing Sisters were embarked as passengers for passage to Southampton. At 5.30pm sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort

14 August 1918 at 8.30am was berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced discharging the patients and passengers.

 15 August 1918 6.30am sailed from her berth and anchored off Netley.  At 6pm sailed for Le Havre from the Netley anchorage

16 August 1918 at 5am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.30am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 469 patients. At 2.45pm sailed and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 9.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort.

17 August 1918 at 9.10am anchored off Netley. By 10.15am was berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced discharging patients. At 1.15pm sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. At 6.30pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre

18 August 1918 at 4.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.45am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 409 patients and a mental guard of 24 N.C.O.'s and men At 10.50pm sailed for Southampton under escort

19 August 1918 at 10.15am anchored off Netley. By 1.40pm was berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced discharging patients and the guard.

 20 August 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

22 August 1918 at 4.30pm embarked 1 USA Officer & 108 nurses. 18 Nursing Sisters (British & Australian), 33 VAD members and 3 Officers & 25 other ranks of QMAAC. At 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre from Netley anchorage. The weather was fine and the sea was calm

23 August 1918 at 6.25am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 10.30am was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay disembarked the passengers and commenced embarking 474 patients.  9pm one patient and one Other Ranks RAMC disembarked. At 10.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort

24 August 1918 at 10.15am berthed at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarked the patients. At 6.15pm sailed for Le Havre

25 August 1918 at 5.05am anchored in Le Havre Roads and by 12 noon was alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 4.45pm commenced embarking 489 patients. Sailed for Southampton at 11.15pm under escort. The wind was strong, the sea choppy but the visibility was clear

26 August 1918 at 10am anchored off Netley Hospital. By 2pm was alongside Southampton Quay and commenced discharging the patients

27 August 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6pm sailed for Le Havre with a strong wind, rough sea and it was raining. At 9.53pm the escort was in collision with the ships starboard bow but no damaged was suffered

28 August 1918 at 4.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads and by 1.40pm was alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 2pm commenced embarking 438 patients and 10 Nursing Sisters as passengers. At 5.30pm sailed Le Havre Quay and anchored in the Roads. Sailed for Southampton at 9pm under escort. The sea was moderately rough but the weather was fine

29 August 1918 at 7am was alongside Southampton Quay and commenced discharging the patients and passengers. At 11.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. At 6.15pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre. The sea was calm and the weather fine

30 August 1918 at 5.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads and by 3.30pm was alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 5.45pm commenced embarking 463 patients. At 8.15pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was moderately rough with a strong breeze

31 August 1918 at 4.55am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8am berthed alongside Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients. 1 Officer and 3 Others ranks embarked for passage to Le Havre. 11.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6pm sailed for Le Havre

1 September 1918 at 5.30pm was alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 6pm commenced embarking 458 patients. At 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was moderately rough with a strong breeze

2 September 1918 at 7.30am anchored off Netley moving to a berth in Southampton Docks at 9.30am, At 10am commenced disembarking the patients. Sailed at 12.30pm from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley. At 6pm sailed for Le Havre, the sea was calm and the weather fine

3 September 1918 at 4am anchored in Le Havre Roads and by 9.30am was alongside the Le Havre Quay. At 2pm commenced embarking 389 patients and one nurse as a passenger. At 10.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was calm and the weather fine

4 September 1918 at 8am anchored off Netley moving to a berth in Southampton Docks at 1.45pm, At 2.45pm commenced disembarking the patients and the one passenger. Sailed at 5.30pm moved to No: 34 berth to load bunker coal

5 September 1918 at 6.30pm sailed Southampton Docks for Le Havre

6 September 1918 at 5am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12 noon was alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 490 patients. Also embarked one nurse for duty with a sick VAD and a QMAAC. At 9.45pm sailed for Southampton under escort

7 September 1918 at 9am berthed at Southampon Docks and commenced disembarking the patients sailing at 11.45am to anchor off Netley. At 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre. Private W J Ball, Royal Army Medical Corp discharged dead. He is buried at Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre in grave Div.62 V D 3

 Ball W

Courtesy and © of The War Graves Photographic Project

 

8 September 1918 at 4.55am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 3pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and at 5.45pm commenced embarking 435 patients

9 September 1918 at 9am at Le Havre Quay disembarked 22 patients and embarked a further 58 patients thus sailing at 10.45am with a total of 471 patients onboard. At 11.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Sailed to Southampton at 8.30pm under escort. The sea was very rough, there was a strong wind and it was raining

10 September 1918 at 9am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking patients. Sailed from Southampton Docks at 12.40pm and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 5.30pm embarked 1 USA Officer and 48 Nurses. At 6.30pm sailed from off Netley and anchored at St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 10.15pm sailed from St Helens Bay for Le Havre under escort. The sea was rough and it was raining

11 September 1918 at 6.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 3.30pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

12 September 1918 at 9am commenced embarkation of 450 patients. 12 noon sailed Le Havre Quay and anchored in Le Havre Roads. 10.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was rough and there was a strong wind

 13 September 1918 at 10.45am at Southampton Docks berthed alongside and the disembarkation of the passengers commenced. At 12.45pm sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 3pm 1 Officer and 48 nurses from the USA embarked for passage to Le Havre

14 September 1918 at 4am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 4.30pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

15 September 1918 at 9am commenced embarking 389 patients. 11am the embarkation of patients was completed and the ship sailed to anchor in Le Havre Roads. At 8pm sailed for Southampton

16 September 1918 at 5.20am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients. At 11.30am the disembarkation was completed and the ship sailed, anchoring off Netley Hospital

17 September 1918 at 6pm moved anchorage from off Netley Hospital to St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. 9pm sailed for Le Havre

18 September 1918 at 5.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12.40pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

19 September 1918 at 11am at Le Havre Quay commenced the embarkation of 443 patients together with one medical Officer and seven nurses for passage to Southampton. At 8.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

20 September 1918 at 6am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. By 9am was berthed at Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients and passengers

21 September 1918 at 6.35am sailed from Southampton Quay and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6.30pm sailed for Le Havre. The sea was moderately rough

22 September 1918 at 5.20am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 2pm the ship was alongside Le Havre Quay and the embarkation of 490 patients commenced. At 11pm sailed for Southampton under escort

23 September 1918 at 10.15am anchored off Netley Hospital. By 12.40pm berthed alongside Southampton Quay and the disembarkation of the patients was commenced. At 7pm sailed for Le Havre

24 September 1918 at 6am was anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 2.20pm was berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and the embarkation of 322 patients commenced

25 September 1918 at 3.30am sailed from Le Havre Quay for Southampton under escort. At 1.30pm anchored off Netley Hospital and by 3.45pm had moved to a berth alongside Southampton Docks and had commenced disemabrking the patients. At 6.30pm moved to Berth 34 at Southampton Docks to load bunker coal

27 September 1918 while still at Southampton Docks embarked one officer and twenty nine other ranks of QMAAC and seven VAD members. At 7pm sailed for Le Havre

28 September 1918 at 6.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads and by 11.30am alongside at Le Havre Quay. The passengers were disembarked

29 September 1918 at Le Havre Quay at 10.45am the embarkation of 414 patients commenced. The ship sailed at 5.20pm and anchored in Le Havre Roads sailing for Southampton under escort by 8pm

30 September 1918 at 5am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. By 7.25am the ship moved anchorage to one off Netley Hospital. At 1.50pm was berthed at Southampton Docks and the disembarkation of the patients commenced

1 October 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks to the anchorage off Netley Hospital. At 6pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre

2 October 1918 at 4.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads. at 6pm was berthed on Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 443 patients. At 10.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

3 October 1918 at 9.45am anchored off Netley Hospital. At 12.30pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients. At 6.50pm sailed from Southampton docks for Le Havre

4 October 1918 at 5.25am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 10.15am was alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 506 patients and 9 nurses, as passengers, for Southampton. At 8pm sailed Le Havre under escort.

 5 October 1918 at 5.05am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. By 7.30am had moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 1pm alongside Southampton docks and the disembarkation of the patients had commenced. At 7pm embarked 11 Nursing sisters for passage to Le Havre. At 7.15pm sailed for Le Havre. There was a strong breeze and a rough sea

6 October 1918 at 6.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12 noon berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and the Nursing sisters were disembarked. At 3.15pm the embarkation of 457 patients had commenced. At 7.30pm one lady doctor RAMC, 3 Nursing sisters and a Sgt Major embarked as passengers. At 9pm sailed for Southampton under escort

7 October 1918 at 9am anchored off Netley Hospital. By 5.15pm moved to a berth at Southampton Docks and the passengers and patients were disembarked

8 October 1918 6.30am left Southampton docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6pm embarked 1 officer and 33 nurses from the US Medical Corps

9 October 1918 at 5.30pm sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre

10 October 1918 at 3.35am anchored in Le Havre Roads. Berthed at Le Havre Quay at 3.10pm and the American passengers were disembarked. 423 patients were embarked and at 9.30pm the ship sailed for Southampton under escort

11 October 1918 at 5.50am was anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 8.15am moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 9.20am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and the disembarkation of the patients was commenced. This disembarkation was completed by 12.30pm and the ship sailed for Le Havre at 6.30pm in a calm sea and with fine weather

12 October 1918 at 4.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 2.20pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

13 October 1918 at 8am the embarkation of 442 patients and 3 QMAAC Other Ranks for passage to England was commenced. Completed by 9.50am. The ship moved from its berth to Le Havre Roads where it anchored at 11.15am. Sailed at 7.30pm for Southampton under escort

14 October 1918 at 4.15am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. By 7.30am the ships anchorage had moved to off Netley Hospital. At 12.10pm berthed at Southampton Docks and the disembarkation of the passangers was undertaken

15 October 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. Life Boat drill was practiced at 12 noon. Sailed at 2.30pm for Le Havre

16 October 1918 at 1.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads

17 October 1918 at 8.25am berthed on Le Havre Quay. At 9.45am commenced embarking 399 patients. 11.20am sailed from Le Havre and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 7.50pm sailed for Southampton under escort

18 October 1918 at 3.40am anchored in St. Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 6.30am moved anchorage to one off Netley Hospital. Berthed at Southampton Docks at 12.15pm and commenced disembarking the patients. Embarked 1 USA Officer, 30 USA nurses and 3 VAD General service for passage to Le Havre. At 5.50pm sailed from Southampton Docks for Le Havre

19 October 1918 at 6.20am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8.45pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

20 October 1918 at 8.30am commenced embarking 471 patients and this was completed at 10.15am. At 10.45am sailed from Le Have Quay and anchored in the Roads. At 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort

21 October 1918 at 5.05am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. Berthed at Southampton Docks at 8.30am and the disembarkation of the patients was commenced. The disembarkation was completed by 12 noon and the ship sailed at 1pm anchoring off Netley Hospital at 1.35pm. At 5pm sailed from the anchorage for Le Havre. The sea was calm but it was raining.

22 October 1918 at 4.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 11.50am berthed at Le Havre Quay  At 12.15pm commenced the embarkation of 454 patients and at 9.30pm sailed for Southampton under escort

23 October 1918 at 6.10am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. The ship moved anchorage at 9.50am to off Netley Hospital and she was berthed at Southampton Docks at 11.50am. The disembarkation of the patients was commenced. The disembarkation was completed by 3.30pm

24 October 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. Sailed at 3.30pm for Le Havre

25 October 1918 at 1.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads berthing alongside Le Havre Quay at 2.45pm

26 October 1918 at Le Havre Quay at 9.35am commenced embarking 393 patients. Sailed from the Quay at 12.15pm and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was calm and the weather was fine

27 October 1918 at 4am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. The ship moved anchorage at 6.55am to off Netley Hospital and she was berthed at Southampton Docks at 8.50am. The disembarkation of the patients was commenced and completed by 12 noon. At 12.15pm moved to No: 38 berth for boiler cleaning, repairs and the loading of bunker coal

5 November 1918 sailed Southampton Docks at 3.30pm and anchored of Netley Hospital

6 November 1918 at 3.30pm sailed for Le Havre from Netley anchorage

7 November 1918 at 1am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.15am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 470 patients. At 10pm sailed for Southampton under escort

8 November 1918 at 6.45am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 9.05am had moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 1pm alongside Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients. One Officer, one Other Rank both of the RAMC embarked for passage to Le Havre. At 7.30pm sailed from Southampton Docks for Le Havre

9 November 1918 at 3.33am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 11.15am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 462 patients. By 2pm left the Le Havre Quay and anchored in Le Havre Roads.  At 7pm sailed for Southampton under escort

10 November 1918 at 3.50am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 7am had moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 8.30am alongside Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients. The disembarkation was completed by 12.15pm

11 November 1918 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Quay and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6.30pm sailed from the anchorage off Netley Hospital for Le Havre

12 November 1918 at 6.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads moving alongside Le Havre Quay at 3.10pm

13 November 1918 at Le Havre Quay at 9.45am commenced the embarkation of 453 patients. At 1.30pm sailed from Le Havre Quay and anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 7pm sailed for Southampton under escort

14 November 1918 at 3.50am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 6.30am had moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 8.30am alongside Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients. At 11.30am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

21 November 1918 sailed from the Netley anchorage for Le Havre. At 11.59pm anchored in Le Havre Roads

22 November 1918 at 11am berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 367 patients. Also embarked one Sister, Four RAMC Other Ranks and Fourteen QMAAC Other Ranks. At 4pm anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 7pm sailed for Southampton under escort. The sea was calm and the weather fine

23 November 1918 at 3.20am anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight. At 5.30am had moved anchorage to off Netley Hospital. At 8.30am alongside Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients. At 12.50pm moved to No: 37 berth at Southampton Docks to load stores.

24 November 1918 at 8pm sailed Southampton Docks for Rotterdam

25 November 1918 anchored in fog

26 November 1918 sailed at 7am but anchored at 7.55am due to fog. Sailed again at 9.45am but forced to anchor again at 10.10am due to fog. At 11.30am sailed once more and berthed alongside at Rotterdam at 4pm

27 November 1918 at Rotterdam moved berths at 4.20pm

28 November 1918 at 12.30pm embarked 117 patients

29 November 1918 at 1pm embarked a further 75 patients

30 November 1918 still alongside at Rotterdam. At 2pm embarked a further 36 patients and at 10pm yet a further 10 patients were embarked. The total number of patients thus embarked was 238

1 December 1918 at Rotterdam. At 11.15am a further 135 patients were embarked.

2 December 1918 at 11.30am a further 8 patients were embarked making a total of 381 patients were onboard. At 2pm sailed from Rotterdam and at 4.15pm anchored in the River Maas

3 December 1918 at 5am sailed from the River Maas for Southampton. There was a heavy sea with strong winds. At 7.45pm anchored off Dover

4 December 1918 11am sailed from the Dover anchorage. At 8.10pm anchored off the Nab End Lightship

5 December 1918 at 7am sailed from the Nab End Lightship anchorage to Southampton Docks berthing at 10.15am. The patients were disembarked from 11.30am. The ship sailed from Southampton Docks for Rotterdam at 10pm

6 December 1918 at sea in a calm sea and with a slight mist. at 4pm anchored off Orford Ness

7 December 1918 7am sailed from the anchorage and berthed alongside at Rotterdam at 6pm

8 December 1918 the wards were examined by the Officer Commanding the troops

10 December 1918 at 4.45pm at Rotterdam moved berths. 11pm The Medical team were detailed to assist with the repatriation of Prisoners in Hospital

11 December 1918 at 11.30am at Rotterdam embarked 12 cot and 20 sitting patients

12 December 1918 at Rotterdam embarked 3 cot and 21 sitting patients

13 December 1918 at Rotterdam embarked Officers 2 cot and 4 sitting patients,  Other Ranks 8 cot and 24 sitting patients

14 December 1918 at Rotterdam Other Ranks embarked 5 cot and 34 sitting patients

15 December 1918 at Rotterdam Officer emarked 1 sitting case, Other Ranks embarked 2 cot and 23 sitting patients

16 December 1918 at Rotterdam the ship was inspected by the British Consul General

17 December 1918 at Rotterdam - Officer emarked 1 sitting case, Other Ranks embarked 3 cot and 39 sitting patients and one cot civilian patient. The total number of patients onboard were 203

18 December 1918 at 6am sailed from Rotterdam for Southampton in a moderate SW gale

19 December 1918 at 4.30pm berthed alongside at Southampton and commenced disembarking the patients

20 December 1918 at Southampton Docks moved to No: 39 berth to load bunker coal

21 December 1918 at Southampton Docks still loading bunker coal

22 December 1918 at Southampton Docks completed coaling ship at 5pm. At 7pm sailed for the St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight anchorage

23 December 1918 at 7am sailed from the St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight anchorage for Rotterdam. 7.10pm anchored off Orford Ness

24 December 1918 at 5am sailed from the Orford Ness anchorage. Passed numerous floating mines - attempts to explode them was unsuccessful. At 7.10pm berthed at Rotterdam outboard of the ss Guildford Castle

Guildford Castle 03

ss Guildford Castle

28 Deccember 1918 berthed moved to alongside the Quay at Rotterdam. The ship was visited by Col. C B Lawson RAMC the Medical Advisor to the Repatriation Committe

29 December 1918 at Rotterdam at 10.30am embarked 3 cot patients and 53 sitting patients - all Other Ranks

30 December 1918 at Rotterdam embarked 8 cot patients and 31 sitting patients - all Other Ranks

31 December 1918 at Rotterdam embarked 9 cot patients and 59 sitting patients - all Other Ranks

1 January 1919 at Rotterdam embarked 1 cot patient - Officer and 9 cot patients and 7 sitting patients - Other Ranks

2 January 1919 at Rotterdam embarked 4 cot patients - Officers and 9 cot patients and 10 sitting patients - Other Ranks

3 January 1919 at Rotterdam embarked 25 cot patients and 89 sitting patients - Other Ranks

4 January 1919 at Rotterdam embarked 10 cot patients and 27 sitting patients - Other Ranks. At 6am sailed for Southampton in a moderate gale

5 January 1919 at 11am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

7 January 1919 at Southampton Docks commenced loading bunker coal

8 January 1919 at Southampton Docks completed loading bunker coal. At 13.45 moved to No: 22 berth and commenced embarking 398 sick and wounded German Prisoners of War. At 8.30pm sailed Southampton Docks for Rotterdam. The sea was rough with a strong wind

9 January 1919 at 7am anchored off Dover. 10.15am sailed for Rotterdam. At 4pm anchored off Norford Ness

10 January 1919 sailed for Rotterdam. Sighted numerous floating mines. AT 5.30pm anchored in mid stream at Rotterdam

11 January 1919 at 9.30am the disembarkation of the German Prisoners of War was commenced under the supervision of the Dutch authorities at Park Kade. At 2pm moved to Lloyd Ka de

12 January 1919 embarked 34 patients

13 January 1919 embarked 13 patients

14 January 1919 embarked 13 patients. At 12 noon Boat Drill and Danger Stations

15 January 1919 embarked 7 patients

17 January 1919 embarked 2 patients

18 January 1919 embarked 1 patient

19 January 1919 embarked 6 patients

20 January 1919 embarked 14 patients and 12 Nursing Sisters as passengers to England on completion of thier duties at the Clearing Station at Lloyd Kade

21 January 1919 at 6am sailed for Le Havre. At 3.30pm arrived off the English Coast and at 9pm anchored off Deal

22 January 1919 at 6.10am sailed for Le Havre. 5.30pm anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 11.55pm berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay

23 January 1919 at 5.20am 118536 Gunner Merrifield R G RFA 267 Seige Battery died from pneumonia. Gunner Merrifield was buried at Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre in Grave Div 64 VI C1. At 10.30am two other patients were disembarked both suffering from Pneumonia and Pleurisy and admitted to No: 2 General Hospital, Le Havre. At 2pm commenced embarking 320 patients. At 4.15pm sailed for Southampton

24 January 1919 at 00.05am anchored in St Helens Bay, off the Isle of Wight. At 7.45am moved anchorage to one off Netley Hospital . At 9.15am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients

25 January 1919 at 6.35am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

27 January 1919 at 8pm sailed for Le Havre

28 January 1919 at 5.35am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8.30am alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 451 patients and 4 passengers. At 12.10pm sailed for Southapton and at 9.45pm anchored off Netley Hospital

29 January 1919 at 8pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients and passengers

30 January 1919 at 6.50am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

31 January 1919 at 1am sailed for Le Havre. At 10am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 11.45am berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 442 patients and 11 Other Rank passengers

1 February 1919 at 12.15am sailed from Le Havre. At 10.15am berthed at Southampton docks and commenced disembarking the patients

2 February 1919 at 6.25am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 9pm sailed Netley anchorage for Le Havre

3 February 1919 at 6.10am anchored in Le Havre Roads. 3pm alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 445 patients. By 6pm embarkation complete. At 9.15pm sailed for Soutahmpton. The sea was calm and the weather was fine

4 February 1919 at 8.30am berthed at Southampton Docks. 11am commenced disembarkation of the patients

 5 February 1919 at 7am at Southampton Docks moved to No: 35 berth to load bunker coal

7 February 1919 at 12 noon coaling complete. moved to No: 22 berth and commenced embarking 411 German patients (prisoners of war) to convey them to Rotterdam. 7.30pm sailed Southampton for Rotterdam

8 February 1919 at 6.45am at sea patient German Prisoner of war Private Fritz Bohme of 186 Active Infantry Regiment reported found dead in a padded cell. At 11am a Court of Enquiry was held and found that Private Bohme had died from self inflicted strangulation whilst mentally unsound. At 12.40pm Private Bohme was buried at sea at 51.51N 1.34E

9 February 1919 at 12 noon berthed alongside at Rotterdam and commenced the disembarkation of the Prisoner of War patients. At 4pm moved to Lloyd Kade berth. At 6.30pm embarked 33 patients and 1 Nurse as a passenger

10 February 1919 at 6.20am sailed for Le Havre

11 February 1919 at 6.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 12.45pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. at 9pm commenced the embarkation of a further 433 patients. 11pm sailed for Southampton

12 February 1919 at 8.30am alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients and one passenger. At 12.40pm the ship moved to No: 25 berth

14 February 1919 at 7.30pm sailed for Le Havre

15 February 1919 weather foggy. At 5.15am anchored outside Le Havre Roads. At 12.35pm the ship moved anchorage to Le Havre Roads

16 February 1919 at 12 noon berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and embarked 446 patients. 4pm sailed for Southampton

17 February 1919 at 1.22am anchored off Netley Hospital. At 9am berthed alongside Southampton Docks and disembarkation of the patients commenced

18 February 1919 at Southampton sailed at 6am and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 8pm sailed for Le Havre

19 February 1919 at 4.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 1.45pm berthed at Le Havre Quay and commenced the embarkation of 463 patients. At 11.15pm sailed for Southampton

20 February 1919 at 9.15am berthed at Southampton Docks and commenced disembarking the patients

21 February 1919 at 6.20am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off  Netley Hospital

22 February 1919 at 12 noon moved from Netley anchorage to No: 22 berth Southampton Docks and commenced the embarkation of a total of 383 German prisoners for repatriation together with 3 Officers and 24 Others ranks of the Dutch Red Cross.  At 7.30pm sailed for Rotterdam. At 9.30pm anchored in St Helens Bay off the Isle of Wight

23 February 1919 at 6am sailed for Rotterdam. At 7.30pm anchored off Orford Ness

24 February 1919 at 6am sailed from the Orford Ness anchorage to Rotterdam. Arrived at 4.30pm and berthed alongside the quay.

25 February 1919 8am commenced the disembarkation of the repatriated prisoners. At 11.45am embarked 2 British Other Ranks as patients and 3 British Officers as passengers. 4pm sailed Rotterdam and anchored off the River Maas

26 February 1919 sailed for Le Havre

27 February 1919 at 3.45am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8.30pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and embarked a total of 410 patients. At 10.15pm sailed for Southampton

28 February 1919 at 7.20am anchored off Netley Hospital. By 12.55pm berthed alongside Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients. Captain J G F Hosken RAMC (T) took over as O C Troops in relief of Major W H Scott, RAMC

1 March 1919 at 4pm at Southampton Docks moved to No: 45 berth for loading bunker coal and boiler cleaning

11 March 1919 embarked patients for Le Havre - 1 Officer and 11 Other Ranks (French) and 1 Officer and 63 Other Ranks (Serbian)

12 March 1919 at 9am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 6pm sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre

13 March 1919 at 3.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8pm alongside Le Havre Quay. At 8.15pm disembarked the French and Serbian patients and commenced embarking 438 patients together with 18 passengers. At 10pm sailed for Southampton

14 March 1919 at 8.45am berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients and passengers

15 March 1919 at 7am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital. At 7pm sailed for Le Havre

16 March 1919 at 5am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 8.30am berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and embarked 73 patients together with 2 RAMC Officers as passengers

17 March 1919 at Le Havre Quay embarked a further 316 patients. At 12 noon sailed for Southampton. The sea was calm and the weather fine

18 March 1919 at 8am berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced the disebarkation of the patients and passengers. At 7pm sailed for Le Havre

19 March 1919 at 4.15am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 12 noon berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay and commenced the embarkation of 275 patients. At 3pm sailed Le Havre in fine weather. At 10.45pm anchored off St Helens, Isle of Wight

20 March 1919 at 6.15am sailed from the anchorage off the Isle of Wight and berthed at Southampton Docks at 9am. At 10am commenced the disembarkation of the patients which was completed by 11.05am

21 March 1919 at 7am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

24 March 1919 at 2pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced embarking 384 German Prisoners of War (patients) and 18 German medical staff. 7pm sailed for Rotterdam

25 March 1919 at 1pm anchored off Orford Ness

26 March 1919 at 5.15am sailed from the Orford Ness anchorage for Rotterdam. At 4.15pm berthed alongside at Rotterdam

27 March 1919 at Rotterdam. At 10.30am commenced the disembarkation of the German patients and medical staff which was completed by 2.05pm

28 March 1919 at 4.30am sailed from Rotterdam for Le Havre, The sea was moderately rough

29 March 1919 at 10am anchored in Le Havre Roads

30 March 1919 at 10.30am alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced embarking 215 patients and 31 passengers. 2pm sailed from Le Havre for Southampton. 11.15pm anchored off Netley Hospital

31 March 1919 at 7.15am alongside at Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients and the passengers

1 April 1919 at Southampton Docks. At 2.30pm commenced the embarkation of 383 German prisoner of war patients and 21 German prisoner of war medical staff

2 April 1919 at Southampton Docks. A main steam pipe in the engine room burst

3 April 1919 at Southampton Docks at 2.30pm commenced transferring the German POW patients and their medical staff to the Ambulance Transport Goorka. 4pm transfer completed

4 April 1919 at Southampton Docks moved to No: 32 berth for loading bunker coal

7 April 1919 at Southampton Docks completed loading bunker coal

8 April 1919 sailed from Southampton Docks at 11am and anchored off Netley Hospital

10 April 1919 at 11.30am moved from the Netley Hospital anchorage to Southampton Docks and commenced the embarkation of 17 Officers and 389 Other Ranks patients - German Prisoners of War. At 8.45pm sailed for Rotterdam

11 April 1919 at 5.10pm S/M 7519 E Schierge, a German POW patient jumped overboardand was presumed drowned. A Court of Enquiry was held at 8pm. 10.10pm anchored off the Hook of Holland

12 April 1919 at 6am sailed for Rotterdam and berthed alongside. 10.45am commenced disembarkation of the German POW patients. Arrangements for the provision of a midday meal was cancelled by the Dutch Authorities. At 3.05pm sailed for Southampton. At 6pm anchored off the Hook of Holland

14 April 1919 at 4.45am anchored off Netley Hospital. At 5.15pm anchorage moved to off Cowes, Isle of Wight where the ship remained at anchor until 23 April 1919

23 April 1919 at 12.35pm sailed from the Cowes Anchorage tp Southampton Docks. At 2.20pm berthed alongside and commenced the embarkation of 35 Other ranks patients - German Prisoners of War

24 April 1919 at Southampton Docks at 3pm additional embarkation of 20 Officers and 308 Others ranks patients - German Prisoners of War. At 7.05pm sailed for Rotterdam

25 April 1919 at 8.45pm anchored off the Hook of Holland

26 April 1919 at 5am sailed for Rotterdam from the Hook anchorage berthing alongside at 9am. The disembarkation of the 343 German Prisoners of War patients was completed by 11.30am. At 3.15pm sailed for Le Havre. AT 7pm anchored in the North Sea off the 'D' Light vessel. The sea was rough and the weather stormy

27 April 1919 anchored off Deal at 4.30pm

28 April 1919 sailed from the Deal anchorage at 5am and anchored in Le Havre Roads at 3.30pm

29 April 1919 at 6.30pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay

30 April 1919 at 9am at Le Havre commenced the embarkation of 37 Officers, 15 Sisters and 350 Other Ranks patients plus 5 passengers. At 6.30pm sailed for Southampton

1 May 1919 at 3.45 anchored off Netley Hospital. At 8.30am berthed alongside in Southampton Docks and commenced the disembarkation of the patients and passengers - completed at 12 noon

2 May 1919 at 7.30am sailed from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital until 5 May 1919

5 May 1919 at 1.30pm sailed from the Netley anchorage to Dry Dock in Southampton Docks. Remained in the Dry Dock until 12 May 1919

12 May 1919 flooded up out of the Dry Dock and sailed for the Netley Hospital anchorage. Remained at anchor until 16 May 1919

16 May 1919 at 6.30pm sailed Netley Hospital anchorage for Le Havre

17 May 1919 at 2.30am berthed at Le Havre Quay. At 9.50am commenced the embarkation of 5 Officers and 361 Other Rank patients together with 10 passengers. At 1.05pm sailed Le Havre for Southampton. At 9.30pm anchored off Netley Hospital

18 May 1919 at 8am sailed from the Netley Hospital anchorage to Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients and passengers

19 May 1919 sailed from Southampton Docks at 7.30am and anchored off Netley Hospital until 25 May 1919

25 May 1919 at 8am moved from the Netley Hospital anchorage to Southampton Docks

26 May 1919 at Southampton Docks loading bunker coal until 28 May 1919

28 May 1919 at 4.30pm sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital until 3 June 1919

3 June 1919 at 4am sailed from the Netley Hospital anchorage with one lady passenger (Ministry of Shipping) to Le Havre. At 12.05pm berthed alongside the Quay at Le Havre and embarked 11 Officers and 344 Other Ranks as patients with one passenger. At 10pm sailed for Southampton Docks

4 June 1919 at 6.50am anchored off Netley Hospital. At 8.20am to Southampton docks and disembarked the patients and the passenger

5 June 1919 sailed at 6.15am from Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

 6 June 1919 sailed from Netley anchorage to Le Havre. At 1.20pm anchored in Le Havre Roads. 4pm entered Le Havre Harbour and berthed on the Quay. Commenced embarking 36 Officers and 287 Other Ranks as patients with 5 mental guards. At 7.15pm sailed for Southampton

7 June 1919 at 3.10am anchored off the Nab Light Vessel in thick fog. At 11.05am sailed for Southampton berthing alongside at 1.45pm. Commenced disembarking the patients and the mental guards. At 3.45pm the disembarkation was completed

8 June 1919 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital remaining at anchor until 18 June 1919

18 June 1919 moved from Netley anchorage to alongside at Southampton Docks until 26 June 1919

26 June 1919 sailed from Southampton Docks at 7pm and anchored off Netley Hospital

1 July 1919 sailed from Netley anchorage for Le Havre berthing alongside Le Havre Quay at 1.25pm. Commenced embarking patients. The embarkation was completed at 9.10pm and the sailed for Southampton at 9.30pm

2 July 1919 at 6.30am anchored off Netley Hospital. At 8.15am moved to alongside Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

3 July 1919 sailed Southampton Docks at 6.30am for Le Havre. At 3.45pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay. Commenced embarking patients until 6.30pm

4 July 1919 7am recommenced the embarkation of patients until 7.45am. At 8am sailed for Southampton. At 4.45pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks and disembarked the patients

6 July 1919 until 9 July 1919 remained berthed at Southampton Docks

10 July 1919 sailed from Southampton at 6.30am for Le Havre anchoring in Le Havre Roads at 3.30pm. At 6pm entered Le Havre Harbour and berthed on the Quay. Commenced embaring some of the patients at 7.15pm until 7.30pm

11 July 1919 at Le Havre Quay recommenced embarking the patients at 9.15am. Completed the embarkation at 11.45am and sailed for Southampton. Berthed at Southampton Docks at 6.55pm and disembarked the patients

12 July 1919 at Southampton Docks sailed at 6.15am for Le Havre berthing alongside at Le Havre Quay at 3.40pm. Commenced embarking the patients until this was completed at 5.30pm. At 5.50pm sailed for Southampton

13 July 1919 at 2.40am anchored off Netley Hospital moving to a berth in Southampton Docks at 7am. At 10am commenced the disembarkation of the patients which was completed at 11.20am

14 July 1919 at 6.45am sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital remaining at anchor until 18 July 1919

18 July 1919 berthed alongside at Southampton Docks at 11.45am remaining at this berth until 24 July 1919

25 July 1919 at 7.30am sailed Southampton Docks for Le Havre berthing alongside Le Havre Quay at 4.50pm. The embarkation of the patients commenced until 7pm

26 July 1919 at Le Havre Quay at 8.45am recommenced the embarkation of the patients which was completed at 10.05am. Sailed for Southampton at 11.15am. At 7.05pm berthed alongside at Southampton Docks commencing the dismbarkation of the patients. This was completed by 9.10pm

27 July 1919 at 7.30am sailed Southampton Docks for Le Havre berthing alongside Le Havre Quay at 4.30pm

28 July 1919 at Le Havre Quay at 11.15am embarking patients this was completed by 12.15pm. Sailed for Southampton at 1.15pm and anchored off Netley Hospital at 9.20pm

29 July 1919 moved from the Netley Anchorage at 7.40am to Southampton Docks berthing alongside at 8.50am. Commenced the disembarkation of the patients at 10am. This was completed at 11.20am. The ship remained alongside at Southampton until 1 August 1919

 1 August 1919 at 8am sailed Southampton Docks for Le Havre. At 5.20pm berthed at Le Havre Quay

2 August 1919 at Le Havre Quay. At 9.40am commenced the embarkation of patients. Embarkation completed and sailed at 12 noon for Southampton. Berthed at at Southampton Docks at 9.50pm and commenced the disembarkation of the patients.

3 August 1919 at Southampton Docks. By 00.50am finished disembarkation of patients. At 7.30am recommenced disembarkation of patients which was completed at 7.50am. At 8.15am sailed for Le Havre. At 5.20pm berthed alongside Le Havre Quay and commenced the embarkation of patients. By 6.40pm stopped the embarkation for the night

4 August 1919 at Le Havre Quay the embarkation of patients recommenced at 8.50am and was completed by 10am. At 10.20am sailed from Le Havre Quay for Southampton. At 7.10pm anchored off Netley Hospital

5 August 1919 at 7.35am moved from the Netley anchorage to Southampton Docks. At 10am commenced the disembarkation of the patients and this was completed at 12.40pm. Remained berthed at Southampton Docks until 15 August 1919

15 August 1919 at 4.45pm sailed from Southampton Docks for Le Havre

16 August 1919 berthed alongside Le Havre Quay at 1.45am. At 9.30am commenced the embarkation of patients. This embarkation was completed at 11am and the ship sailed for Southampton at 12 noon. At 8.30pm anchored off Netley Hospital

18 August 1919 at 7.30am moved from the Netley anchorage to Southampton Docks and at 10.15am commenced the disembarkation of the patients. The disembarktion was completed by 12.05pm. Remained alongside at Southampton Docks until 20 August 1919

20 August 1919 at 6.30am sailed from Southampton Docks for Le Havre Quay. Berthed alongside at Le Havre at 4.15pm

21 August 1919 at Le Harve Quay at 5.35am the embarkation of patients commenced and was completed by 7am. At 7.20am the ship sailed from Le Havre for Southampton. Berthed alongside at Southampton Docks at 4.15pm. The disembarkation of the patients commenced 4.50pm and was completed by 6.40pm. The ship sailed for Le Havre at 7.30pm

22 August 1919 at 4.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. By 8.35am berthed alongside at Le Havre Quay. At 11am commenced enbarking the patients which was completed at 11.55am. At 12.05pm sailed for Southampton. At 8.55pm anchored off Netley Hospital

23 August 1919 at 7.05am moved from the Netley anchorage to alongide at Southampton Docks. At 10.05am commenced the disembarkation of the patients which was completed by 11.35am. At 5pm sailed for Le Havre

24 August 1919 at 1.30am anchored in Le Havre Roads. At 7.35am moved from the anchorage to alongside at Le Have Quay at 8.30am. At 10.20am commenced the embarkation of the patients which was completed at 11.25am. At 11.45am sailed for Southampton anchoring off Netley Hospital at 8.05pm

25 August 1919 at 7.40am moved from the Netley anchorage to Southampton Docks berthing at 8.25am. At 9.45am commenced the disembarkation of the patients which was completed at 11.05am. Remained alongside at Southampton Docks until 27 August 1919

27 August 1919 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley Hospital

28 August 1919 sailed from the Netley anchorage at 7.05pm for Le Havre

29 August 1919 at 3.40am anchored in Le Havre Roads. 6am entered Le Havre Harbour and berthed alongside the Quay. At 11.55am commenced embarking patients until 1.20pm

30 August 1919 at Le Havre Quay at 2.20pm recommenced embarking patients until 2.55pm when the embarkation was completed. At 4.20pm sailed for Southampton

31 August 1919 at 1.20am anchored off Netley Hospital moving to Southampton Docks at 7am. Alongside at her berth at 8.10am. At 10.40am commenced the disembarkation of the patients and this was completed at 3.30pm. The ship remained alongside at Southampton Docks until 5 September 1919

5 September 1919 at 7am sailed Southampton Docks for Le Havre. At 4.40pm berthed at Le Havre Quay. At 5.50pm commenced embarking the patients. This embarkation stopped for the night at 8.10pm

6 September 1919 at Le Havre Quay at 10.10am recommenced the embarkation of the patients which was completed at 11am. The ship sailed for Southampton at 11.35am to anchor off Netley Hospital

7 September 1919 at 7am the ship moved to Southampton Docks being secured alongside her berth at 7.50am. At 10.10am the disembarkation of the patients commenced and this was completed by 11.40am. The ship remained at her berth until 11 September 1919

11 September 1919 at Southampton entered dry dock and remained there until 19 September 1919

19 September 1919 at 11.45am moved out of the dry dock at Southampton and berthed alongside by 12.30pm

 22 September 1919 at Southampton Docks commenced loading bunker coal until 26 September 1919 then remained berthed alongside

3 October 1919 at Southampton commenced the embarkation of passengers for Malta and Alexandria

9 October 1919 at Southampton with 358 passengers embarked sailed for Malta and Alexandria at 5.50pm

10 October 1919 noon position 48.13N 5.25W having sailed 232 nmiles

11 October 1919 noon position 43.52N 8.57W having sailed 300 nmiles

12 October 1919 noon position 38.53N 9.33W having sailed 305 nmiles

13 October 1919 noon position 36.02N 5.09W having sailed 317 nmiles. Passed Gibraltar. At 2pm the RAMC detachment mustered for a kit inspection

14 October 1919 noon position 36.41N 1.30E having sailed 315 nmiles. At 4.30pm a fire and boat drill for all onboard

15 October 1919 noon position 36.41N 7.59E having sailed 324 nmiles

16 October 1919 noon position 36.16N 14.00E having sailed 303 nmiles. At 2.40pm arrived at Malta disembarking 156 of the passengers. Distance sailed since noon 37 nmiles.8.40pm sailed Malta

17 October 1919 noon position 36.46N 18.09E having sailed 189 nmiles

18 October 1919 noon position 33.04N 23.47E having sailed 298 nmiles

19 October 1919 noon position 31.33N 29.17E having sailed 295 nmiles. At 3.30pm arrived at Alexandria, Egypt berthing alongside by 4.30pm

20 October 1919 at Alexandria at 1pm disembarking 202 passengers. Moved berth and secured to a buoy in the harbour

21 October 1919 at Alexandria secured to a harbour buoy

22 October 1919 at 6pm sailed Alexandria

23 October 1919 noon position 34.12N 21.41E having sailed 209 nmiles since sailing from Alexandria

24 October 1919 at 7am arrived at Marsina. 4pm commenced the embarkation of 535 patients. 4.20pm sailed from Marsina

25 October 1919 noon position 32.29N 32.35E having sailed 227 nmiles since sailing from Marsina

26 October 1919 at 7am arrived at Alexandria and by 11am berthed alongside the Quay. The disembarkation of patients commenced at this time and was completed by 6pm. The RAMC detachment were not allowed ashore as Alexandria had been declared out of bounds to troops due to disturbances. Embarked 1 British Officer and 3 Egyptians as passengers

27 October 1919 anchored off Alexandria

28 October 1919 sailed Alexandria. Fire and boat drill practiced 

29 October 1919 at 9.40am arrived at Beirut and the passengers disembarked. 2pm commenced the embarkation of 575 patients 3 RAMC passengers and 4 Indians as guards for the Mental patients. The embarkation was completed by 5.15pm. At 5.40pm sailed from Beirut

30 October 1919 at sea on passange from Beirut to Alexandria

31 October 1919 at 7am arrived at Alexandria and anchored in the harbour. The ship was in quarantine until 3 November 1919

4 November 1919 at Alexandria moved to alongside the ports quay. At 9am the disembarkation of the patients was commenced. This was completed at 2.40pm

5 November 1919 moved to an anchorage off Alexandria. Commenced loading bunker coal

6 November 1919 coaling completed. At 5.10pm sailed Alexandria for Mersina arriving at 6.40am 8 November 1919

8 November 1919 at Mersina. At 9.30am commenced the embarkation of patients - this was completed at 1.30pm when 420 patients had been embarked. 2.30pm sailed from Mersina for Alexandria arriving 10 November 1919

10 November 1919 at 6.40am at Alexandria. At 10am commenced the disembarkation of patients which was completed by 5.30pm

11 November 1919 until 13 November 1919 remained berthed alongside at Alexandria

14 November 1919 at 7.40am sailed Alexandria with 1 Nursing Sister as a passenger. Fire and Boat Drill was carried out and a whist drive was organised by the RAMC Recreation Club onboard

16 November 1919 at 7.30am arrived at Mersina. The embarkation of patients was commenced at 10am - 73 patients were embarked. Also embarked 1 Officer, 1 Other Rank and 20 Indian Other Ranks were embarked for Beirut. Also 1 Indian Army Officer and 1 Native servant were embarked for Alexandria. At 1pm sailed for Beirut

17 November 1919 ar 7.40am arrived at Beirut. The Nursing Sister and the passengers for Beirut from Mersina disembarked. At 10am embarked 344 patients. Also embarked 1 Nursing Sister and 1 Officer, passengers to Alexandria. At 2pm sailed from Beirut

19 November 1919 arrived at Alexandria anchored off in quarantine until 22 November 1919

22 November 1919 berthed alongside the Quay at Alexandria. The disembarkation of the patients and passengers commenced. This disembarkation was completed by 3.30pm

23 November 1919 and 24 November 1919 berthed alongside at Alexandria

25 November 1919 at 8am sailed Alexandria with 1 British Officer & 1 British Other rank embarked at passengers

26 November 1919 at 1pm arrived at Beirut. The two passengers diembarked. At 2.30pm commenced embarking 437 patients. Also embarked for Alexandria 2 British Officers and 2 British Other ranks. 2 Indian Officers and 5 Indian Other ranks. At 6.10pm sailed Beirut

27 November 1919 at 9.17pm at 31.52N 30.54E patient Private A/454856 Samuel James RASC (Canteens) discharged dead from malaria and cardiac failure.

28 November 1919 at 7am arrived at Alexandria in quarantine. At 7pm the body of Private James was removed from the ship. He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in grave G29. The ship remained in quarantine until 2 December 1919

2 December 1919 moved to alongside the Quay at Alexandria and commenced disembarking the patients at 9am. This was completed by 3pm

3 December 1919 remained berthed at Alexandria

4 December 1919 at 7.50am sailed Alexandria with one passenger for Beirut

5 December 1919 at 10.40am arrived and anchored off Beirut. At 5pm moved and berthed alongside at Beirut

6 December 1919 at 8am commenced embarking the 427 patients. This was completed by 12 noon. At 1pm sailed from Beirut

7 December 1919 at 5pm arrived off Alexandria and anchored - in quarantine

9 December 1919 while still at anchor and in quarantine the Master and the OC Troops inspected the cold storage. Everything was found in order

10 December 1919 off Alexandria at anchor - in quarantine

11 December 1919 at 12 noon moved from the anchorage at Alexandria to alongside for disembarkation of the patients

12 December 1919 until 14 December 1919 berthed alongside and loading bunker coal

15 December 1919 at 8am sailed from Alexandria for Beirut with two passengers

16 December 1919 at 10.20am arrived off Beirut and anchored. At 4pm made fast to a buoy

17 December 1919 at 9.30am at Beirut commenced embarking 425 patients and 2 passengers for Alexandria. At 1.30pm sailed from Beirut. The weather was stormy

18 December 1919 on passage to Alexandria. The sea was calmer. At 5.40pm arrived at Alexandria and anchored in quarantine

19 December 1919 to 21 December 1919 at anchor off Alexandria still in quarantine

22 December 1919 quarantine lifted and the ship berthed in Alexandria. At 2pm commenced disembarkation of the patients

23 December 1919 to 28 December 1919 alongside at Alexandria

29 December 1919 at 7.40am sailed from Alexandria for Beirut

30 December 1919 at 11.30am arrived off Beirut and anchored

31 December 1919 berthed alongside at Beirut at 8.30am and commenced embarking 157 patients at 9.30am. Embarkation of patients completed at 11am. Also embarked as passengers 3 British Officers, 11 British Nursing Sisters and 1 American lady. At 11.30am sailed from Beirut

2 January 1920 anchored off Alexandria in quarantine

3 January 1920 moved to alongside the quay at Alexandria. The patients and passengers were disembarked

4 January 1920 until 8 January 1920 remained berthed at Alexandria

9 January 1920 embarked 20 Turkish POW Officers, 417 Turkish POW Other ranks, 1 Turkish medical Officer, 1 Interpreter - a total of 439. Also embarked 1 British Medical Officer attached for duty. Sailed from Alexandria at 6.30pm

12 January 1920 arrived off Constantinople and anchored

13 January 1920 while at anchor off Constantinople disembarked the Turkish Prisoners of War

15 January 1920 sailed from Constantinople

16 January 1920 at sea, strong winds and snow

17 January 1920 at 10.30am anchored off Novorossisk

19 January 1920 the ship moved alongside at Novorossisk and commenced embarking patients

20 January 1920 still at Novorossisk the embarkation of patients continued. Embarked 498 Russian patients, 34 Russain medical staff, 34 British Other ranks. Also embarked as passengers 4 British Officer and 2 YMCA. At 2.30pm sailed from Novorossisk

22 January 1920 at 10am arrived at Constantinople. The 34 British Other ranks and 6 passengers disembarked. At 8.20pm sailed Constantinople

23 January 1920 at 5am at 40.40N 27.22E Cossack A Mansonoff, a Russain patient of the 34th Cossack Regiment discharged dead - heart failure. He was buried at sea at 11am

24 January 1920 at 10.30pm 36.11N 19.31E Military Clerk Peter Protopopoff, a Russain patient was discharged dead - natural causes

25 January 1920 at 3.30am at 36.07N 18.18E Private William Dolyonko, a Russain Patient was discharged dead - natural causes. Both Protopopoff and Dolyonkno were buried at sea at 11.15am. At 6.45pm the ship arrived at Malta and anchored in the quarantine Harbour

27 January 1920 10 patients suffering from Typhus and 1 Russian Sister were transferred ashore to the Isolation Hospital

31 January 1920 loaded bunker coal. A further 27 cases of Typhus , 2 Russian Doctors, 5 Russian Nursing Sisters and 6 Russian Orderlies were transferred ashore to the isolation hospital. At 6.50pm one Russian Private Demetrius Lochhomoieff discharged dead - natural causes. At 7.50pm the ship sailed with the remaining Russian patients and Medical staff onboard

1 February 1920 at 8am Russian Private Demetrius Lochhomoieff who died the previous day was buried at sea

3 February 1920 arrived off Salonica at 1.30pm and anchored

4 February 1920 berthed at Salonica. A ships steward - Mr Bailey - discharged to hospital ashore as a suspected case of typhus

6 February 1920 still alongside at Salonica. Another ships steward - Mr Orchard - discharged to hospital ashore as a suspected case of typhus

7 February 1920 alongside at Salonica two of the Royal Army Medical Corp  - a Corporal Lander and a Private Wardle - both discharged ashore for hospital observation. At 11am all crew and RAMC were given medical inspection. At 2pm commenced the embarkation of British Officers and Other ranks plus Turkish Prisoners of War - a total of 590. At 4.20pm sailed from Salonica

8 February 1920 arrived off Channak at 10am

9 February 1920 arrived at Tuzia Bay and anchored - the ships was in quarantine.

15 February 1920 at 8am the Turkish Prisoners of War were disembarked. Medical inspections of the crew and troops remaining onboard were undertaken. At 2pm the Turkish Prisoners of War were re-embarked. At 3.45pm sailed from Tuzia Bay. At 5.30pm arrived at Constantinople and anchored

16 February 1920 at anchor at Constantinople the Turkish Prisoners of War were disembarked

17 February 1920 at anchor at Constantinople. Two British Other Ranks were discharged ashore for hospital obervation

24 February 1920 embarked 68 British Officers, 75 Indian patients, 19 Indian Orderlies, 286 Muleteers plus a Naval Officer together with his wife and 3 children, 2 nursing sisters and 4 Other Ranks. 9.20pm sailed from Constantinople

27 February 1920 at 2.40pm arrived at Famagusta, Cyprus and disembarked 286 Muleteers and 2 British Officers. At 6.40pm sailed for Alexandria

29 February 1920 arrived at Alexandria and disembarkation took place

1 March 1920 & 2 March 1920 remained berthed alongside at Alexandria

3 March 1920 at Alexandria embarked as patients 8 British Officers, 2 Sisters, 131 British Other ranks. Embarked as passengers 48 British Officers, 8 Sisters, 101 British Others ranks and 6 civilians. At 6.50pm sailed for Malta

6 March 1920 arrived at Malta

7 March 1920 at Malta embarked as patients 3 British Officers, Naval Others ranks 41 and 4 British Army Other ranks. Embarked 8 British Officers and 2 civilians as passengers and disembarked 4 civilian passengers from Alexandria. At 1.40pm sailed for Gibraltar

11 March 1920 at 7.30am arrived at Gibraltar. One British Officer (Passenger) disembarked. 15 Naval Other ranks and 10 British Army Other ranks embarked as patients. 5.30pm sailed for England

14 March 1920 in the Bay of Biscay with strong winds and very rough seas

16 March 1920 at 9am berthed at Southampton and all passengers and patients disembarked. At 3pm sailed for Liverpool

18 March 1920 arrived at Liverpool

19 March 1920 to 25 March 1920 berthed at Liverpool

26 March 1920 to 29 March 1920 in dry dock

30 March 1920 to 8 April 1920 alongside at Liverpool

9 April 1920 at 9.15pm sailed from Liverpool for Marseilles, France

15 April 1920 at 2.20am passed Gibraltar. Lance Corporal 393035 J G Robinson, Royal Army Medical Corp discharged dead. He is buried in West Pelton (St. Pauls) Churchyard, Durham

Robinson J G

Courtesy and © of The War Graves Photographic Project

 

17 April 1920 at 1pm berthed at Marseilles, France

18 April 1920 alongside at Marseilles, France and embarked 79 Indian patients and 11 Orderlies

19 April 1920 alongside at Marseilles, France and the embarkation of patients continued with 32 patients, 4 Orderlies, 21 British Other ranks amd 2 IMS Officers. At 3.40pm sailed for Alexandria

24 April 1920 at 12.30pm arrived at Alexandria and berthed alongside. Disembarkation commenced and was completed

27 April 1920 at Alexandria embarked 121 Turkish prisoners of war

28 April 1920 at Alexandria embarkation continued  with 373 Turkish prisoners of war, 36 Turkish Officers, 1 Turkish Medical Officer, I British Officer, 19 British Other ranks and 2 passengers. At 3pm sailed for Constantinople

30 April 1920 at 39.54N 26.05E Prisoner of War Ismail Selim, Turkish Army discharged dead - dysentry - buried at sea. At 3pm arrived off Channak and embarked 1 British Officer and 1 Australian Other rank as passengers. Sailed for Constantinople

1 May 1920 at 5am arrived off Constantinople and anchored. At 11am commenced disembarkation

2 May 1920 embarked 1 British and 1 Russian Officer as passengers for Alexandria. At 8.10pm sailed from Constantinople. At 11.45pm received radio orders to return to Constantinople

3 May 1920 at 3.10am arrived at Constantinople

4 May 1920 disembarked the British and Russian Officer and sailed, at 5.30pm, for Batoum

6 May 1920 arrived off Batoum and anchored

9 May 1920 berthed alongside at Batoum and embarked 16 patients and 2 passengers

11 May 1920 at Batoum embarked a further 3 patients and 10 passengers

12 May 1920 at Batoum disemarked 6 passengers and moved out of the harbour to an anchorage

13 May 1920 while at anchor off Batoum embarked 2 passengers at at 6pm sailed for Constantinople

15 May 1920 arrived at Constantinople

16 May 1920 at Constantinople disembarked patients and passengers

17 May 1920 at 8pm sailed from Constantinople for Alexandria

20 May 1920 arrived off Alexandria and anchored in quarantine

23 May 1920 berthed alongside the quay at Alexandria

24 May 1920 at Alexandria No 205038 Private Burgess A of the RAMC detachment discharged to hospital ashore

25 May 1920 at Alexandria embarked 494 Turkish Prisoners of War, 1 British RAMC Doctor and 2 Nursing sisters for duty onboard together with 1 Russian Doctor as a passenger. At 3pm sailed for Constantinople

28 May 1920 arrived off Chanak at 8am. Passed through the Dardenelles and arrived at Constantinople at 7pm

29 May 1920 at anchor off Constantinople. Prisoners of War disembarked

1 June 1920 at anchor off Constantinople. 1 British Officer embarked as a patient. At 6pm sailed for Alexandria

4 June 1920 arrived off Alexandria - in quarantine

5 June 1920 & 6 June 1920 anchored of Alexandria - still in quarantine

7 June 1920 berthed alongside the quay at Alexandria

8 June 1920 at Alexandria embarked 1 British Officer, 2 Matrons & 1 Wardress for duties onboard. 123 Turkish PoW's & Internee's, 5 Indian Other ranks, & 1 Lady & child as passengers. At 5pm sailed for Constantinople

11 June 1920 arrived off Chanak at 7am. AT 7pm arrived at Constantinople

12 June 1920 at Constantinople. Disembarked the passengers and Turkish PoW. The 1 British Officer, two Matrons and 1 Wardress were transferred to ss Huntslip

14 June 1920 at Constantinople embarked 1 Serbian Officer, 7 British Other Ranks & 7 Russian Orderlies. At 9pm sailed for Salonica

16 June 1920 arrived at Salonica at 7am. Disembarked 1 Serbian Officer, 7 British Other Ranks.

17 June 1920 at Salonica embarked 472 Russian patients, 6 Doctors, 17 Nursing Sisters & 28 Orderlies

18 June 1920 at Salonica embarked 4 British Officers, 3 British Other Ranks, 1 Serbian Officer, 7 Ladies & 2 children. Sailed at 2pm from Salonica

19 June 1920 arrived at Constantinople

20 June 1920 at Constantinople disembarked 4 British Officers, 3 British Other ranks, 1 Serbian Officer, 4 passengers and 7 orderlies. Embarked 1 British Officer, 2 Ladies & 1 Serbian Other Rank. At 2pm sailed for Sevastopol

 

 

30 September 1920 at 4pm off Mudros. Embarked one British Officer as a patient. At 6pm sailed for Malta

3 October 1920 berthed at Malta sailing for Gibraltar later in the day

7 October 1920 at 8pm arrived off Gibraltar sailing 45 mins later

11 October 1920 at sea Bandsman Alexander Ross McLaren MSM, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders discharged dead - dysentry. He is buried in Liberton Churchyard and Cemetery, Edinburgh in grave H57

AlexanderRoissMcLaren

12 October 1920 berthed at Southampton Docks and disembarked all patients and passengers

14 October 1920 sailed Southampton Docks and anchored off Netley

15 October 1920 to 21 October 1920 destored all medical stores and equipment. Troops disbanded

October 1920 purchased by the Admiralty and renamed MAINE (3). Taken in hand for conversion by Portsmouth Dockyard. Estimated cost of purchase and conversion was £225,435

14 February 1921 Mr Cecil E Harland RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1 March 1921 Surgeon Captain David W Hewitt CB, CMG, MB, FRCS Royal Navy appointed in charge of the Royal Naval Medical detachment onoard

 

Album Hewatt July 1920

Surgeon Captain David W Hewitt CB, CMG, MB, FRCS Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge
 

9 March 1921 underwent inclining experiments at Portsmouth Dockyard

1 May 1921 Captain Richard Narramore Smardon RFA appointed as Master

13 March 1922 Paymaster Lieutenant Commander A S Whyham Royal Navy appointed to the ship

23 March 1922 in the Portsmouth Evening News -

Maine 3 Portsmouth 23 Mar 1922

30 March 1922 sailed Portsmouth Harbour to Stokes Bay

31 March 1922 conversion work completed. Actual expenditure was £276,453

 

RFA Maine 3 Officers

The Master and his Officers together with the Royal Naval Officers onboard
courtesy of James Fryer
 

8 May 1922 at Portsmouth Dockyard while painting the ships side and following falling some 30 feet onto a pontoon Seaman Charles Vaughan was badly injured and taken to hospital

Maine 3 Portsmouth 8 May 1922

Seaman Vaughan subsequently died on 21 May 1922 at Portsmouth Hospital. At an inquest was held by the Portsmouth Coroner on 23 May 1922 touching on the death of Seaman Vaughan

15 May 1922 sailed Portsmouth for service in the Mediterranean

24 May 1922 arrived Malta and took over the Hospital Ship duties from RFA BERBICE.  Her routine duties were that of Base Hospital Ship for flotilla of submarines and destroyers at Marsamuscetto and accompanying the Fleet on routine cruises

27 July 1922 the Admiralty was given authority by an Order in Council to spend two pence a day for the provision of a Royal Marine or Royal Naval rating as a barber onboard

12 August 1922 Chief Petty Officer (Cook) Charles Dash a patient from HMS CENTURION discharged dead

1922 to 1924 was mainly in Turkish waters based on Constantinople

Maine 3 and Shakespeare Class

British Flotilla leader of the Shakespeare Class and RFA MAINE at anchor off the Dolma Bagtche Palace, Constantinople, Turkey. Probably photographed during the early 1920s

maine 3 in 1922

RFA Maine 3 leaving Smyrna on 8 September 1922 with refugees

15 September 1922 arrived Grand Harbour, Malta carrying 407 refugees from Smyrna who had fled to escape the atrocities being committed by the Young Turks against all European races there after the outbreak of war between the Greeks and the Turks

Refugees from Smyrna at Malta frm Maine 3

Refugees from Smyrna going ashore from RFA Maine (3) at Malta
Copyright The Times acknowledged
 

14 February 1923 conducted full basin trials at Chatham Dockyard after a refit

23 February 1923 sailed Chatham Dockyard for the Mediterranean

23 April 1923 Assistant Steward Arthur Randel Harding discharged dead from heart failure

16 May 1923 Surgeon Lieutenant Commander William G Thwaytes MD Royal Navy appointed to the medical team onboard

Album Thwaytes new entry Sep 1914

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander William G Thwaytes MD Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

19 October 1923 arrived at Plymouth Sound from the Mediterranean

22 October 1923 sailed Plymouth Sound

23 October 1923 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard

29 December 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard to Devonport arriving the next day

8 March 1924 involved in Fleet Manoeuvers off the Balearic Islands

17 March 1924 arrived at Gibraltar from Pollensa

19 March 1924 the Western Morning News reported ...

Press Cutting WstMrnNws 19 3 24

 

26 March 1924 Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Guy W Woodhouse BA Royal Navy appointed to the medical team onboard

Album Woodhouse 1929

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Guy W Woodhouse BA Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

2 June 1924 Surgeon Commander Thomas R L Jones Royal Navy appointed to the medical team onboard

Album Ll Jones 1928

Surgeon Commander Thomas R L Jones Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

4 June 1924 in the House of Commons during question time it was reported the ships boilers were in a very poor condition and the Malta Dockyard had, during her current refit, been directed to replace them with new boilers

7 February 1925 re-entered Fleet service after refit at Malta

24 March 1925 went to the rescue of British registered steam trawler Roche Castle which radioed she was sinking at 40.45N 9.5W. She was 36 miles SW by W from the trawler when she received the radio message

28 March 1925 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard

17 April 1925 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard

2 June 1925 joined the Mediterrean Fleet on exercises from Malta visiting various ports in France, Italy and Spain

20 June 1925 Lieutenant Ean Charles Colville Greenlees Royal Navy a patient from HMS LUCIA died of enteric fever on board while the ship was involved in the Mediterrean Fleet's summer manoeuvers at Rosas Bay

23 June 1925 sailed Rosas Bay for Pollensa

24 July 1925 berthed at Malta with the Fleet exercises ending

11 August 1925 Surgeon Captain William Wallace Keir CMG MB KHS MiD Chevalier de Legion d'Honour Royal Navy appointed to lead the medical team onboard

Album Keir Nov 1898 new entry

Surgeon Captain William W Keir CMG MB KHS MiD Chevalier de Legion d'Honour Royal Navy - photo taken in 1898

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

24 September 1925 at Volo Labourer Giachino Grima a patient from RFA PERTHSHIRE discharged dead - fractured base of the skull

8 December 1925 when in Chatham Dockyard broke her mooring in very rough weather and was blown into HMS WHIRLWIND, a destroyer, causing damage to both vessels

29 January 1926 Paymaster Lieutenant Warren S Wright Royal Navy from HMS MALAYA discharged dead

11 May 1926 Lieutenant Alfred P Dewing Royal Navy from HMS DAUNTLESS discharged dead

8 June 1926 Surgeon Commander Harold G Padwick DSO BA Royal Navy appointed to the ship as a Specialist in anesthetics

Album Padwick

Surgeon Commander Harold G Padwick DSO BA Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

31 August 1926 the canteen fund onboard made a donation of  £3.0.0d to the National Memorial to Queen Alexandria

19 January 1927 preparing to sail Malta in the company of the First Cruiser Squadron bound for Singapore

26 January 1927 at Malta

30 January 1927 sailed Malta for Suez

4 February 1927 in transit of the Suez Canal 

Maine at Port Said

RFA Maine (3) at Port Said sailing south
Copyright The Times acknowledged
 

21 February 1927 arrived at Singapore bound for China - sailed 23 February 1927

4 March 1927 berthed at Hong Kong

6 August 1927 at Wei-Hai-Wei a patient Royal Marine Charles Henry Hill, Royal Marine Light Infantry discharged dead from double pneumonia. Royal Marine Hill was buried in the Royal Naval Cemetery at Wei-Hai-Wei

WEI hai WEI NAVAL CEMETERY

Royal Naval Cemetery at Wei-Hai-Wei

 

22 August 1927 at Wei-Hai-Wei

15 November 1927 arrived at Singapore from Hong Kong, anchored in the roads and sailed the same day for Colombo

19 November 1927 at Colombo

21 November 1927 sailed Colombo

3 December 1927 at Port Said

7 December 1927 at Malta

17 December 1927 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour sailing the next day to sea

19 December 1927 Surgeon Captain James H Ferguson Royal Navy appointed in command of the Royal Naval medical team onboard. Surgeon Commander Hamlet M Whelan Royal Navy appointed to the medical team onboard

 

Album Ferguson new entry Jan 1898Album Whelan new entry Apr 1913

(left) Surgeon Captain James H Ferguson Royal Navy - photo take in 1898

(right) Surgeon Commander Hamlet M Whelan Royal Navy - photo taken in 1913

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

20 February 1928 during a storm broke her mooring in Grand Harbour, Malta and ran aground

25 April 1928 under orders to sail Malta with RFA PERTHSHIRE, HMS EAGLE and other RN ships to provide medical assistance to those injured in the Greek Earthquake of the 23 April 1928

21 June 1928 Surgeon Lieutenant Commander John F Ainley MB Royal Navy appointed as specialist in opthalmics

Album Ainley

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander J F Ainley MB Royal Navy

from the Historic Collections of the Institute of Naval Medicine,
by kind permission of the Medical Officer in Charge

28 July 1928 Surgeon Commander R A Brown MB Royal Navy appointed to the medical team onboard

7 September 1928 sailed Malta to Messina with the Mediterranean Fleet as part of it's summer cruise arriving on 8 September 1928 where she remained until 17 September 1928

18 September 1928 at Spalato until 25 September 1928

25 September 1928 at Sebenico until 3 October 1928

3 October 1928 at Brioni Island until 12 October 1928

12 October 1928 at Fiume until 19 October 1928

20 October 1928 at Ragusa until 27 October 1928

29 October 1928 arrived back at Malta

1 April 1929 at Gibraltar one rating from HMS ROYAL OAK admiitted for treatment to an injury

2 April 1929 at Gibraltar one Midshipman and the ships Padre from HMS ROYAL OAK admitted for treatment

26 July 1929 was involved in the treatment of several of the crew of HMS DEVONSHIRE when she suffered a turret explosion in the Aegean. Seventeen of the crew of HMS Devonshire were killed as a result of the explosion Most are buried in the Naval Reservation of the cemetery on the island of Volos

HMS Devonshire 39

HMS Devonshire

4 November 1929 sailed Malta for Devonport and Portsmouth to land invalids and then Chatham where she will enter refit

7 December 1929 at Chatham in refit broke away from her moorings dragged across the basin and hit HMS WHIRLWIND, a destroyer, causing damage to both ships

24 June 1930 at Chatham Mr Charles A Smith RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

CEO_Charles_Smith

Chief Engineer Officer Charles A  Smith RFA 

15 July 1930 Surgeon Captain Alexander McCloy Royal Navy appointed in command of the Royal Naval medical team onboard. For the previous three years he had been at Haslar Naval Hospital

10 August 1930 sailed Argostoli for Malta

7 January 1932 sailed Malta with the Mediterranean Fleet on its Winter cruise

9 February 1932 Lieutenant John H Buckley Royal Navy from HMS/m OTWAY discharged dead

26 May 1932 Mr T Perrett RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

31 May 1932 at Malta

13 August 1932 at Corfu one rating admitted for treatment from HMS ROYAL OAK

15 August 1932 off Corfu was inspected by HRH's The Prince of Wales and Prince George who also inspected RFA PERTHSHIRE

14 January 1933 Surgeon Captain Francis J Gowans MB BS Royal Navy appointed in command of the Royal Naval medical team onboard

17 March 1934 a patient, Commissioned Shipwright Louis A Thomas from HMS ROYAL OAK discharged dead - he is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

24 October 1934 arrived at Malta together with HMS's BRYONY, CYCLOPS, SANDHURST and SEARCHER

25 May 1935 at Holy Trinity Church, Sliema, Malta 2nd Engineer Officer Wallace George Downing RFA married Doris Lizzie Harris

17 June 1935 sailed Malta on passage to Portsmouth Harbour

27 June 1935 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

16 July 1935 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour to participate in the King George V Silver Jubilee Fleet Review at Spithead as the Host Ship for Government guests. Her Hospital Ship colours were removed for the occasion with the permission of the ICRC. She carried approximately 500 Government - invited guests including Winston Churchill. Returning to Portsmouth Harbour to berth at the end of the day

22 July 1935 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

18 October 1935 at Alexandria, Egypt as the Italian liner Ausonia entered port after a voyage from Haifa when two boilers exploded and an outbreak of fire occurred on board killing three and injured twenty three of the crew. The injured were taken to the MAINE where a further three died while on her

7 December 1935 Surgeon Lieutenant J L S Coulter Royal Navy part of the medical team onboard awarded Parkes Memorial Prize for 1935 with his essay 'Preparation for Tropical Service in the Royal Navy'

31 December 1935 with RN ships attended the site of the crash of an Imperial Airways Short S8 Calcutta flying boat G-AASJ off Alexandria. Three crew members and nine passengers were killed, Captain V G Wilson, the flying boats pilot was saved and was transfered to RFA MAINE.

March 1936 stationed at Alexandria engaged on duties as Fleet Hospital Ship to ships working in connection with the Abyssinian Troubles

30 April 1936 Captain William Whiteley RFA appointed as Master

Capt William Whiteley

Captain William Whiteley RFA

24 June 1936 the Patients Welfare fund received a donation of £10/0/0d from HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH's Canteen Welfare Fund on the occasion of the Battleship paying off

18 July 1936 at sea while on passage from Alexandria to Malta a patient Chief Skipper Gerald Stephenson RNR from HMS SYRINGA discharged dead from septic pneumonia

July 1936 to July 1938 was mainly employed on duties dealing with the care and evacuation of refugees as a result of the Spanish Civil War. During this time she steamed 20,996 miles and carried 6,574 refugees of 41 different nationalities

5 August 1936 sailed Valencia with 150 refugees

September 1936 on loan to the War Office during the Palestinian Troubles and was based at Haifa

28 January 1937 at Corfu with HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS ABERDEEN

30 March 1937 three hundred refugees, mostly from the Chilean Embassy at Madrid, were evacuated from Valencia to Marseilles

31 March 1937 at sea a passenger - Journalist Basil Andrew Murray discharged dead from natural causes

12 May 1937 berthed at Gibraltar from Valencia

14 May 1937 sailed Gibraltar for Almeria

16 May 1937 arrived at Gibraltar with fourteen injured crew members from HMS HUNTER

25 May 1937 sailed Gibraltar with 450 loyalist refugees who had been ordered to leave the colony by the authorities. They were taken to Valencia, the loyalist war time capital

10 June 1937 Mr F C Reynolds RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

CEO Frederick Reynolds

Chief Engineer Officer Frederick C Reynolds RFA

 

15 June 1937 arrived at Malta from Valencia

18 July 1937 at Valencia Spanish refugee Joaquin Rodiguez discharged dead from natural causes

21 July 1937 arrived at Marseilles from Spain with 345 refugees 

27 July 1937 sailed from Valencia, Spain for  Marseilles with 400 Spanish refugees of the Civil War. Prior to sailing was bombed by rebel aircraft - the bombs missed

8 August 1937 at Grand Harbour, Malta during the RFA Aquatic Sports RFA CHERRYLEAF (1) won the Valenzia Cup for the boat race, a trophy that the crew of RFA MAINE (3) had held for the previous two years

17 August 1937 at Zeitun, Malta Leading Fireman Cumbo Vincent discharged dead following an accidental death ashore

15 September 1937 arrived Malta from Patras

20 September 1937 humanitarian aid - sailed from Malta to Valencia to evacuate refugees during the Spanish Civil WarShe embarked 2016 persons of 11 different nationalities and took them to safety in Marseilles

29 September 1937 Surgeon Captain F C Wright Royal Navy took over command of the Royal Naval medical team on the ship

17 October 1937 at sea at 40.45N 02.00E a refugee from Madrid - Eugenia Berdie aged 78 discharged dead - natural causes

20 October 1937 arrived Marseilles after a fire had occurred on her upper bridge which caused considerable damage

24 November 1937 the outline of requirements for a new Naval Hospital Ship were submitted to the Third Sea Lord

Maine_Xmas_card

RFA Maine's Christmas Card for 1937

29 January 1938 at Malta a Royal Naval patient, Able Seaman Anthony Taylor from HMS ST. ANGELO discharged dead - meningitus

March 1938 during a storm in Malta broke her moorings and ran aground - no damage was caused and no danger to the crew existed. Tugs quick managed to get lines on board

21 July 1938 sailed Navarin for Split

12 September 1938 sailed Malta with the Mediterranean Fleet on its Autumn Cruise

14 September 1938 anchored off Navarin, Greece

19 September 1938 sailed Navarin, Greece

20 September 1938 anchored off Aegina, Greece

26 September 1938 sailed Aegina, Greece and anchored off Phalerumbay, Greece

27 September 1938 at sea patient Stoker Felice Gatt from HM Tug ROYSTERER discharged dead from a stroke

3 October 1938 sailed from Phalesrumbay, Greece

4 October 1938 anchored off Poros Bay, Greece

10 October 1938 sailed Poros Bay, Greece

12 October 1938 berthed at Alexandria, Egypt

4 November 1938 sailed Alexandria, Egypt

8 November 1938 berthed at Grand Harbour, Malta

26 February 1939 sailed Malta for Gibraltar arriving 2 March 1939

March 1939 a replacement for RFA MAINE (3) was provided for in the Naval Estimates as it was considered that Maine (3) was past her economical life - as reported in the Glasgow Herald of 1 March 1939 - page 8

9 March 1939 at Gibraltar a patient - Petty Officer Stoker Aubrey William Jack Howell from HMS BARHAM discharged dead from heart failure

22 March 1939 sailed Gibraltar for Bordighera arriving 26 March 1939

1 April 1939 sailed Bordighera to Malta arriving 3 April 1939

3 May 1939 sailed from Malta and 31 RN warships of the Mediterranean Fleet for the East Mediterranean cruise 

15 July 1939 Surgeon Captain M S Moore MD B.Ch., D.Ph., Royal Navy took over command of the Royal Naval medical team on the ship

5 August 1939 arrived at Alexandria

16 August 1939 at Alexandria a patient - Ordinary Seaman Stanley Swift from HMS MALAYA discharged dead from natural causes

1 July 1940 a patient, Officers Cook Joseph Taylor from HMS MEDWAY discharged dead. He was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in grave G144

12 July 1940 at Alexandria a crew member from HMAS PARRAMATTA was admitted ill

21 July 1940 berthed at Alexandria. Also in harbour was HMAS SYDNEY and the submarine depot ship HMS MEDWAY

27 July 1940 a patient, Able Seaman Walter Bromley from HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN discharged dead. He was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in grave G152

13 September 1940 Leading Telegraphist Alfred Bassford from HMS JERVIS discharged dead. He was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in grave N14

11 November 1940 at Alexandria a patient, Leading Cook Henry Vidall from HMS DECOY discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave N72.

13 November 1940 at Alexandria a patient, Ordinary Seaman Vivian Russell Hart from HMS DECOY discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave N59

14 November 1940 at Alexandria a patient, Leading Steward Antonio Camenzuli from HMS DECOY discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave N70

28 May 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Signalman Peter Stanley Collier from HMS WARSPITE discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave P31

9 January 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Stoker 1st Class Robert Fagg from HMS LIVERPOOL discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave N94

1 June 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Able Seaman Arthur Cunningham from HMS CALCUTTA discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave P124

2 June 1941 at Alexandria two patients, Able Seaman Leonard Arthur Finch from HMS KELLY and Marine Leonard Francis Owen from HMS WARSPITE were both discharged dead. They are both buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in graves P49 and P91 respectively

16 June 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Able Seaman George Smith Sidey from HMS AUCKLAND discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave P95

28 June 1941 16 June 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Able Seaman Hugh Donnelly from HMS AUCKLAND discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave P109

30 June 1941 at Alexandria a patient, Leading Seaman Henry Thomas Southall from HMS AUCKLAND discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery in grave P69

21 July 1941 Fireman Samuel Farrugia discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

DSC01033

The grave of Samuel Farrugia

Image courtesy of British War Graves - with thanks

27 July 1941 a patient, Assistant Steward Hector Micallef from RFA RELIANT (1) discharged dead - stroke

3 September 1941 Assistant Steward E Sammut discharged dead. He is buried in the Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

DSC01048

The grave of E Sammut

Image courtesy of British War Graves - with thanks

6 September 1941 bombed while in Alexandria Harbour - Able Seaman Emanuel Mamo, Steward Antonio Soldato,  Assistant Steward George Montebello and Surgeon Commander Robert W Nesbitt Royal Navy were all discharged dead. All are buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. 15 were injured by a near miss.

DSC01050DSC01051

The grave of George Montebello        The grave of Emanuel Mamo

DSC01052

The grave of Antonio Soldato
Images courtesy of British War Graves 

7 December 1941 Sick Berth Attendant Edward L Folkes D/MX 65400 discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in grave 2 H 4

29 December 1941 at Alexandria patient Engine Room Artificer 4th Class William Arthur Fowell from HMS/m THRASHER discharged dead. He is buried in the Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in grave 1.A.5

21 January 1942 at Alexandria Chief Petty Officer Stoker Josiah Bennetto discharged dead - heart failure. He is buried in Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in grave 1 B 1

10 February 1942 Surgeon Captain R A W Ford LRCP Royal Navy appointed in command of the medical staff

5 May 1942 at Alexandria patient Stoker 1st Class John Michael Goodwin of HMS ERICA discharged dead. He is buried in Alexandra (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in grave 1 E 26

1 July 1942 having sailed from Alexandria arrived at Ismalia

2 September 1942 sailed from Ismalia to Port Said for bunkering and stores, on completion retruned to her formed anchorage 

12 September 1942 her Chief Engineer, whilst being repatriated to the U.K. on the Cunard liner LACONIA was killed when the latter was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine U-156 in the South Atlantic approx 360 miles NE of Ascension Island in position 05.10 S 11.25 W whilst sailing independently from Suez to the U.K

25 October 1942 at Ismalia placed into quarantine after a patient on board who had been admitted from the Greek Destroyer Queen Olga was found to have the plague

November 1942 berthed at Alexandria

December 1942 to early January 1943 dry docked and fitted with a de-gaussing coil

13 January 1943 sailed Alexandria to Benghasi 

19 January 1943 sailed Benghasi to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

10 February 1943 sailed Alexandria to Benghasi

17 February 1943 sailed Benghasi to Alexandria carrying 302 casualties

27 February 1943 sailed Alexandria to Benghasi

4 March 1943 sailed Benghasi to Alexandria carrying 299 casualties

9 March 1943 sailed Alexandria to Benghasi

12 March 1943 sailed Benghasi to Alexandria carrying 301 casualties

23 March 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L) 

27 March 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Benghasi carrying 300 casualties

29 March 1943 sailed Benghasi to Tripoli (L)

31 March 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

11 April 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L)

15 April 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Benghasi carrying 300 casualties

17 April 1943 sailed Benghasi to Tripoli (L)

19 April 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

25 April 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L)

29 April 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

21 May 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L)

25 May 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

11 June 1943 sailed Alexandria to Malta

15 June 1943 berthed at Malta

30 June 1943 sailed Malta to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties escorted by HMS ROCKWOOD

6 July 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L)

4 August 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Syracuse

6 August 1943 sailed Syracuse to Tripoli (L) carrying 300 casualties

9 August 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Syracuse

11 August 1943 sailed Syracuse to Tripoli (L) carrying 307 casualties

14 August 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 295 casualties

16 August 1943 Mr J G Glynn RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

29 August 1943 sailed Alexandria to Tripoli (L) with 64 protected personnel, 10 Canadian invalids and personal baggage only

3 September 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Augusta

5 September 1943 sailed Augusta-Syracuse to Philippeville carrying 300 casualties

10 September 1943 sailed Philippevile to Augusta

15 September 1943 sailed Augusta to Vibo Valentia

19 September 1943 sailed Vibo Valentia to Reggio

19 September 1943 sailed Reggio to Catania

20 September 1943 sailed Catania to Algiers carrying 300 casualties

1 October 1943 sailed Algiers to Catania - speed of advance 8.5kts

5 October 1943 sailed Catania to Tripoli (L) carrying 309 casualties

8 October 1943 sailed Tripoli (L) to Alexandria carrying 300 casualties

During the period 13 January 1943 to 12 October 1943 sailed a total of 23,009 nm and carried 5,413 casualties. The Master commended the following officers to the Admiralty - Chief Officer Maddock RFA, 2nd Officer Townsend RFA, Radio Officer Fremaux RFA, Chief Engineer Officer Robert Blacklock RFA, 2nd Engineer Officer Bright RFA, Acting 3rd Engineer Officer McVey RFA and Electrical Officer Paul RFA

27 July 1944 Surgeon Captain N A H Barlow MRCS LRCP Royal Navy appointed in Command of the medical staff

Between October 1944 to February 1945 served in Greek waters

22 July 1945 at Malta 2nd Steward Anthony Spagnol discharged dead from a coronary thrombosis

7 December 1945 in the London Gazette of this day on page 5993 Captain Robert Grimer DSC RFA was awarded a Mention in Despatches

15 November 1945 Captain Cyril F Cunningham RFA appointed as Master

Captain Cyril Frederick Cunningham

Captain Cyril F Cunningham RFA

27 May 1946 at Malta Able Seaman Markus Masonis from the Greek Navy Ship Acheloos discharged dead from a fractured skull 

21 June 1946 at Malta Lieutenant Commander Edwin Michael Britton RN (A) discharged dead. Suffered multiple burns and injuries as the result of an aircraft accident at the Royal Naval Air Station at HMS FALCON on 3 June 1946

22 October 1946 grounded and damage when attending to support HMS SAUMAREZ and HMS VOLAGE when the two RN ships were mined in the Corfu Channel. She sustained extensive damage to her keel. Returned home to the River Forth

21 February 1947 paid off at Malta

6 June 1947 sailed for the last time from Malta to Rosyth for destoring. The ship had to return having found a stowaway who was landed and arrested by the Police. She sailed again reaching some 17 miles off land when a second stowaway was found in the galley asking the cook for food. Maine returned to Grand Harbour and landed this second stowaway who also was also arrested by the Police. 

8 July 1948 arrived at Bo'ness for breaking up by P & W McClellan  & Sons

Notes:

During WW2, carrying the international identification number 1, she was the oldest hospital ship afloat. In spite of this she carried out valuable work in the Mediterranean, handling some 13,514 patients. She evacuated Army wounded from Crete and served at Alexandria assisting with 8th Army casualties where she was extensively damaged although none of her patients was harmed. At the end of the War she was at Piraeus tending Army casualties from the Greek Civil War.

Additional information

Copyright © 2008 – 2017 Christopher J White

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website, by continuing to use the site you agree to cookies being used. More info.