HMHS Rohilla



DescriptionOn 30 October 1914 the hospital ship struck Whitby Rock, a reef in the North Sea at Saltwick south of Whitby. At the time there was a fierce gale and due to wartime blackout conditions no landmarks were visible. Although she was only 600 metres (2,000 ft) from shore, the high sea and storm force winds made rescue difficult. Many of the 229 people aboard were saved; 85 were killed.
Year1914
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost85
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Rohilla