HMS Daffodil


Train Ferry No.3 was laid down at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Scotland, and was launched in September 1917 for the British army. Together with her sister ships they were constructed to carry military equipment to the front in France. She was sold in 1922 to Great Western Railway. After the outbreak of second world war she was requisitioned by Royal Navy and renamed HMS Daffodil. In 1941 she was rebuilt to a Landing Craft Carrier. On her return journey to England after having delivered military equipment to Dieppe 18. March 1945, she hit a mine and sank. Nine men lost their life. The wreck rest today in two parts on a depth of 9 to 18 meter outside Dieppe.

Former names:
HMS Daffodil
TSS Train Ferry No 3
350,5 x 58,7 x 9,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2678 grt / 1139 nrt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1917
( UK )

50° 02'474 N  001° 04’085 E
( Source: Grieme )

Picture: HMS Daffodil
Courtesy of Royal Navy, FL9965, Public domain

Last updated: May 2019