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Llandovery Castle


The HMHS Llandovery Castle was one of five Canadian hospital ships that served in the First World War. On a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England, the ship was torpedoed off southern Ireland on 27 June 1918. The sinking was the deadliest Canadian naval disaster of the war. Tragically, 234 doctors, including 14 nurses, members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, soldiers and seamen died in the sinking and subsequent machine-gunning of lifeboats. Only 24 people, the occupants on a single life-raft, survived.

The incident became infamous internationally as one of the war’s worst atrocities.


artwork by Silvia Pecota ©2018


Artwork was created in 2018.


"Sacrifice" Llandovery Castle

  • Print size 11"x14" is a limited edition of 100 and is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks.

    Print size 16"x20" is printed on fine art paper using archival inks and is a limited edition of 100.

    These prints and the accompanied certificate of authenticity are signed by the artist. Included is a 5"x7" postcard (may not be of the same image). Prints are shipped flat.

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