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HMHS St. Denis

1st August 1914 Hospital ship  

St. Denis (Munich)

SS Munich was built by John Brown Clydebank, Yard No 384. Last Name: BARBARA (1940). Previous Names: ST DENIS (1915). Launched: Tuesday, 25/08/1908, Built: 1908, Ship Type: Passenger Ferry Ship's Role: Harwich/Hook of Holland ferry.

Tonnage: 2570 grt. Length: 331 ft. Breadth: 43.2 ft.

  • Owner History:
  • Great Eastern Railway Company, Harwich
  • 1923 London & North Eastern Railway Co.
  • 1940 German Navy
  • 1945 Allied control at Kiel

Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 02/03/1950

  • Converted to hospital ship 1914 for WW1.
  • Troop transport 1939, scuttled at Rotterdam 12/5/1940, refloated by Germans 1/11/1940
  • Intended conversion to minelayer but not done due to state of machinery
  • Used by Allies as accommodation ship at Kiel to 1949
  • Broken up at Sunderland. Names: Munich (Great Eastern Raiilways): 1908-1914. St Denis (Great Eastern Railways): 1918-1922. St Denis (LNER: 1923-1940).

    Munich was built in 1908 for the Harwich-Hook of Holland service. In WW1 she was used as the hospital ship St Denis, retaining the name afterwards. In 1940 she was caught in Amsterdam, and was scuttled. She was raised and used by the Germans, and was scrapped in 1950.

    • Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport Service during WW1.
    • Medical Staff strength.
    • Officers:4
    • Nurses:6
    • Other:28
    • Accommodation capacity.
    • Officers:14
    • Cots:108
    • Berths:109
    • Period of Service as Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport.
    • Date From:12th October 1914
    • Date To:18th October 1919
    • Ships Crew details:
    John Doran

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Those known to have served in

HMHS St. Denis

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Archibald Hixon. Cpl.
  • Bunting James Thomas. Able Seaman.
  • Ford Frederick. Sergeant
  • Partridge Harold Henry. L/Cpl.

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