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58639: Luncheon menu from H.M. Hospital Ship S.S. "Llandovery Castle" (First Class)

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posted on 2024-02-18, 15:05 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Menu card from S.S. "Llandovery Castle" of the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Line. Requisitioned for the war effort and serving as a hospital ship, she was torpedoed off southern Ireland on 27th June 1918 by U-86. After the crew abandoned ship, the submarine surfaced and ran down the lifeboats, firing on people in the water. One lifeboat crew of 24 survived out of 258 men and women onboard.

Editor's Comment:
The first Class dining room was presumably reserved for officers. To the reverse of the menu is a price list of wines, etc.


After the war, the commander of the Submarine Ober-Leutnant zur See Helmut Patzig was arraigned for war crimes at Leipzig by the British, but by the time the case came to court (23rd May 1921) had disappeared.

History

Identifier

9030.cpd| 3918.jpg|GWA_2269_norscan0073.jpg 3919.jpg|GWA_2270_norscan0074.jpg

Subject

Unknown

Date

3rd August 1917

Date Created

03/08/1917

Source

Leaf

Medium

Card

Type

Other

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Richard Marshall | Alan S. Mallett

Submission Event

Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day, 8th April 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford