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HMHS Neuralia



1st August 1914 Hospital ship  

HMHS Neuralia

SS Neuralia was built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Yard No 497

  • Last Name: Neuralia
  • Port of Registry: London
  • Propulsion: Steam 2 x quadruple expansion
  • Launched: Thursday, 12/09/1912
  • Built: 1912
  • Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
  • Tonnage: 9082 grt
  • Length: 499 feet
  • Breadth: 58 feet
  • Owner History:
  • British India Steam Navigation Company, GB
  • Status: Sunk - 01/05/1945

Capacity: Passengers: 128 First Class, 98 Second Class. Launched 12th September 1912, completed 18th November 1912. The largest ship in the British India Fleet at this time.

  • Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport Service during WW1.
  • Medical Staff strength.
  • Officers:11
  • Nurses:15
  • Other:60
  • Accommodation capacity.
  • Officers:27
  • Cots:245
  • Berths:358
  • Period of Service as Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport.
  • Date From:12th June 1915
  • Date To:31st July 1919
  • Ships Crew details:

Sister ship to Nevasa, the pair were most imposing looking ships and were built for the London - Calcutta Service. A difference of opinion follows. Duncan Haws states that she sailed in convoy from Bombay carrying Indian Troops to Marseilles, Laxton and Perry state that she carried British Troops bound for the United Kingdom. She saw action in the Mediterranean in 1915, most notably at Suvla Bay and Salonika as a hospital ship, she then saw service in the Indian Ocean. She returned to the UK in March of 1916 and remained on station with the Home Fleet until September 1918 when she was converted to an ambulance transport and remained as such until July 1919

John Doran


6th Jan 1918 Hospital Ship loads  HMHS Neuralia loaded at Dar es Salaam, transfering sick and injured to South Africa. Amongst them was Private William John Milton (M2/229182) of the Army Service Corps, who was suffering from malaria and unfit for active service.

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