Glengorm Castle


GERMAN (2) /GLENGORM CASTLE was built in 1898 by Harland & Wolff at Belfast with a tonnage of 6763grt, a length of 440ft, a beam of 53ft and a service speed of 12.5 knots.

An enlarged sister of the Gascon (2) she was delivered as the German for the Intermediate service but on transferring to Union-Castle in 1900 served as a troopship during the Boer War.

In August 1914 she was renamed Glengorm Castle following the outbreak of war with Germany and in the September was commissioned as a hospital ship with 423 beds.

With British India's Vasna and Varela she was one of the last hospital ships to be decommissioned in 1921 when they were replaced by the permanent hospital ship Maine, formerly PSNC's Panama.

She continued to operate as a troopship in the Far East until 1922-23 when she carried British peace-keeping troops to Turkey.

Returning to Union-Castle in 1925 she served on the Intermediate service until 1930 when she was broken up in Holland.

A group of Medical Officer with the Master during WW1

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Glengorm Castle

1898

Ex German (2)

1914 Renamed Glengorm Castle and converted to Hospital Ship duties

1921 Transferred to Trooping duties

1925 Returned to The Intermediate Service

1930 Scrapped near Rotterdam

6763

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

109290

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

Harland & Wolff

Belfast

2 x Steam 3 Cyl

497 NHP

2900 IHP

2

Master

From

To

D H Hoskins

German (2)

3/1919

E A Sylvester

3/1915


W A  Swiney

3/1919

4/1919

S H Owen

4/1919

5/1920

D H Hoskins

11/1921

1/1922

J H Kerbey

2/1922

6/1922

P G Shilston

9/1922

5/1923

E F Gilbert

9/1924

11/1926

H B Piers

11/1926

6/1927

J H Harvey

6/1927

3/1928

C R Jackson

2/1928


C E Aylen

5/1928


H R Northwood

5/1928

7/1928

C R Bickford

7/1928

9/1928

E S Vincent

9/1928

5/1929

H Linklater

5/1929

11/1929

A H Hutchings

12/1929


H Schofield

1/1930

3/1930

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