Hospital Ships


Canadian Army Medical Corps Hospital Ships

In the work of evacuating the sick and wounded to Canada, the Canadian Army Medical Corps employed 5 hospital ships, which made an aggregate of 42 voyages. The names of the vessels, number of voyages made, and number of patients carried were as follows:

Araguaya 20 15,324
Essequibo 9 5,106
Llandovery Castle 5 3,223
Letitia 5 2,635
Neuralia 3 1,950
Total 42 28,238

In addition 5 voyages were made by as many transports carrying 2,369 convalescent patients.

Primary source: Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War 1914-19 : The Medical Services