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Unique ID:19426
Description:Male interviewee talks about transport and ammunition and hospital ships.
Copyright:Southampton City Council
Partner:SCC Oral History Unit
Partner ID:M0011


Of course during the First World War it was very very busy, it was very busy with transports and ammunition ships and God knows what else. You 'ad about half a dozen ships who were doing nothing else but carrying horses across. During the First World War the tugs were always busy because you 'ad a convoy went away every night, there was a convoy ships when they ... the slower ones used to start off early and then the fast ones, what we called the flyers that were takin' the troops across, that was the fast small fast turbine ships and one or two paddle ships, they used to go, go away later, that was between 10 and midnight and the last one that sailed always at two o'clock in the mornin' was the hospital ship and they were mainly requisitioned railway boats, Great Western Railway ships and that sort of thing and the St Andrews, St Pauls, St David ...


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