S/S TITANIA

S/S TITANIA

Length: 100,6 m
Beam: 13,65 m
GRT: 3,495 t
Built: 1908 Gourlay Bros. & Co., Dundee, Scotland
Operator: Finland Steamship Co Ltd.
Speed: 14,5 kn
Passengers: 739
New name: HMS Tithonus 1916-1918 She was built for the Helsinki / Hanko - Copenhagen - Hull service. On 03-14-1916 she was requisitioned by the British Admiralty and converted into an armed accomodation vessel. When escorting as an aux. cruiser a convoy for Norway in 03-28-1918, she was torpedoed and sank by the German submarine UB-72 about 50 miles east of Aberdeen. Four British men lost their lives. (The UB-72 was sunk by HMS/M D-4, while waiting to attack the liner RMS Olympic on 05-12-1918 in the English Channel.)

Ship description and postcard image of the TITANIA by courtesy of Aleksi Lindström

 

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