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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1828, Sunday, April 10, 1831

Hospital Ship, Greenwich

In consequence of its having been discovered that his Majesty's ship Grampus, moored off Greenwich, and which has been used as the hospital for sick and diseased seamen of all nations in the Port of London, was far too small for the accommodation of the patients requiring admission, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have selected the Dreadnought, a three deck man of war, which is admiralty calculated to afford the required accommodation. Since the establishment of the hospital in 1821, 14,328 patients have been received on board the Grampus, and 3,029, out-patients relieved. There was an increase last year upon the annual average of 460 applications. The King takes a warm interest in the support of the hospital.