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Liner [55M] – General~Cargo. (Clarke: 50 18.47N; 02 59.73W) Torpedoed by German~Submarine. Luckily all her passengers had been landed at Plymouth on 21/03/1917. The only life lost was the steward who fell overboard. Two patrol vessels picked up the crew and landed them at Weymouth. Refs. LARN South Devon 1917; MOD(N) Hyd. Wk. No. 013400708; LCWLR: WW1, p107: British Vessels Lost at Sea: WW1, p38; British Merchant Ships sunk by U-Boats: WW1, p175 & PRO: Kew Adm. 137/text missing.


Day of Loss: 22

Month of Loss: 3

Year of Loss: 1917


Longitude: 50 18.47

Latitude: 02 59.73


Approximate Depth: 55

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