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Name Official number Flag IMO
LLANDOVERY CASTLE  135302  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1914  04/09/1913  01/1914 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  504 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
11423 grt / 7128 nrt / 500.1 ft  63.3 ft  37.2 ft   
Engine builder Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Q4cyl (2) 24, 34, 50 & 73 - 51". 220psi. 1135nhp. 14kn.
Twin screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union-Castle Mail Steam Ship Co. Ltd., London  London  12/12/1913 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
1916 Converted to Hospital Ship.
08/06/1915 Chased by a submarine off Cape Finisterre but her speed saved the day.  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1918  Torpedoed 27/06/1918 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed by U.86 when 116 miles west from Fastnet Light on passage Halifax for Liverpool as a hospital ship.
146 lives lost. Lifeboats shelled. 
 

 



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