Series No. 1|
18' 08" North|
35' 16" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
top of the wreck is at about 30m.
surrounding seabed is charted at 48 - 50m.
to the distance from shore, extreme caution should be taken regarding sea conditions
and the weather.
are varying opinions as to her position. Other sources say 54° 09'N 13°
44'W and 53° 55'N 14° 30'W.
by Cunard-White Star Line, she was built in 1927 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast,
grossing 18,724 tons, measuring 578.2 x 75.4 x 40.6ft., and powered by triple-expansion
low pressure turbine steam engines, giving a max. speed of 17 knots.
as an armed merchant cruiser with 7 x 5.5 inch and 3 x 4 inch deck guns, she was
in the North Western Approaches when torpedoed by U-99, and sank two hours later.
officers, including Capt. E.P. Vivian, and 315 ratings were rescued by the auxiliary
cruiser "Patroclus". Three officers and 46 ratings were killed.
was subsequently sunk by a submarine shortly afterwards.
by kind permission of lostliners
by kind permission of BÝrge Solem and Trond Austheim of norway
heritage web site
of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474|
Passenger Ships of the World"
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
update - 08-May-2003