HMS Daffodil

France,Europe

Train Ferry No.3 was laid at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co and 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 was given the name HMS Daffodil. In 1941 she was rebuilt to a LCC ( Landing Craft Carrier ). 18.March 1945 she was on her return journey to England after having delivered military equipment to Dieppe when she hit a mine and sank. 9 men perished in the sinking ( * ). The wreck rest today in two parts on a depth of 9 to 18 meter.


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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 )


Notes
Shipyard: Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co
Yard# 540, launched 12.September 1917
*9 casualties, according to Naval History.net

Last updated: May 2019