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SS Isle of Jersey was built in 1929 by Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, for the Southern Railway Company for the Southampton to Channel Islands ferry service, and delivered in January 1930 Withdrawn from service end March 1959.

She served as a Hospital Ship (No. 3), in Northern Waters, during World War II, based at Scapa Flow. She was converted to a Landing Ship for Infantry and arrived off Sword Beach on the 8th June 1944, leaving on the 9th June, thus playing her part in the D-Day Normandy operations.

Sold to Mohammed Senussi Giabor for pilgrim service under the Libyan flag 2nd May 1960 and renamed "Libda", a service she was never to enter. After lay-up in Tripoli she was eventually sold to be scrapped in La Spezia early in 1963.

The Southern Railway Company was created in 1923 by the merger of the London & South Western Railway, the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway and the South Eastern & Chatham Railway Companies. The Southern Railway took over all the fleets and routes of these companies.

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