HMHS Llandovery Castle
A group of passengers, mostly Canadian soldiers, pose for a photograph on board the Canadian hospital ship HMHS Llandovery Castle on 26 May 1918.
Just over a month later, the German submarine U-86 torpedoed and sank the well- marked hospital ship, which had been carrying civilians, nurses, and wounded soldiers, off the Irish coast. The sub then rammed the ship's lifeboats and machine-gunned survivors in the water. Fourteen Canadian nursing sisters were among the 234 dead from the Llandovery Castle; only 24 people survived.
George Metcalf Archival Collection