HMAT Warilda



DescriptionIn 1918 the troop ship was serving as a hospital ship, and was accordingly painted white with a green waistband and large red crosses. Nevertheless on 3 August when she was taking wounded soldiers from Le Harvre, France to Southampton, England she was torpedoed by SM UC-49. As with a number of other hospital ships torpedoed in the war, Germany claimed she was also carrying arms. She sank in about two hours, and of the 801 people aboard 123 were killed.
Year1918
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost123
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAT_Warilda