HQS Wellington is a former Royal Navy sloop that served through the Second World War as an escort. Today she is owned by the Wellington Trust whose purpose is the education of the the nation on the history of the Merchant Navy. It is now moored on Victoria Embankment, London.
Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Wellington Trust will stage a 7 month exhibition from August to December 2014 and March to May 2015 entitled Hospital and Troop Ships – Transporting the wounded in the First World War, to coincide with the WW1 centenary. The Exhibition aims to tell the story of the naval side of the First World War, looking specifically at hospital and troop ships that carried the soldiers and military personal across the waters. Visitors will learn of the unique story of the battle on the seas, the adaptation of ships for military purposes, and those individuals that journeyed across the water and back.