Victorian London - Health and Hygiene - Hospitals - Seamen's Hospital Society

SEAMEN'S HOSPITAL SOCIETY, On board the Dreadnought (an old man-of-war, formerly called the Caledonia), moored off Greenwich, receives sailors of all nations, and is admirably arranged for their accommodation. The Hospital-Ship was first fitted out in 1821, and since that date it has received 85,000 patients on board, and relieved 49,000 out-patients. Annual income, about 8000l.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865