british British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN HMHS Rewa [+1918]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1906
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 7308  grt
dimensions 139 x 17.1 x 9.1 m
material steel
engine Three steam turbine engines, single stage Parsons, six boilers, triple shaft, triple screw.
power 850  i.h.p.
speed 18  knots
yard no. 762
IMO/Off. no. 121332
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 04/01/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 662
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builder
Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
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Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
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British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London
captain
no. of crew 207
no. of passengers 359
about the wreck
depth (m.) 60 max. / 50 min. (m)
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entered by Jones Myrddin
entered 21/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 02/08/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan02/08/2011
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Allen Tony26/06/2007

Has been located 33 miles North of Newquay, Cornwall. Lies upright in 60 metres. Wreck is badly broken

Lettens Jan02/08/2011

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Brittain Colin30/11/2008

HM Troopship Rewa was built by William Denny for the British India Steam Navigation Co. launched in 1905 she was completed 1906. She was requisitioned as a troopship in WW1 and later converted to a hospital ship. She was sunk by German submarine U-55, in the Bristol Channel on the 4th January 1918.

HMHS Rewa, having sailed from Malta bound for Cardiff. was carrying 279 persons including walking wounded cases from Greece. Wilhelm Werner in his U-55, lined her up, and sank her by torpedoes. Two crewmen died but the ship was very lucky to get away with such light casualties.

The wreck of Rewa was discovered by divers in September of 2003, lying upright in about 60 metres of water some 33 miles from Newquay off the Northern coast of Cornwall.

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[1] Colin Brittain, Into The Maelstrom - The Wreck of the Rohilla
[2] Colin Brittain, eskside.co.uk
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Allen Tony13/10/2007Rewa HSHS was a 7,308 grt hospital ship, was torpedoed without warning by a submarine on 4 January 1918, 19 miles W ¼ S from Hartland Point. Only 4 lives were lost.

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British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. - BISN, London

Registered in 1856 as the Calcutta & Burmah Steam Navigation Co. and in 1862 became British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. In 1886 B.I. took control of the Australian S.N. Co. and their coastal services out of Brisbane. This became Australasian United S.N. Co. Apcar & Co., Calcutta with their fleet of five ships was taken over in 1912 and the five ships and the Australian company of Archibald Currie was absorbed in 1913. B.I. and P & O Steam Navigation Co. merged in 1914 but each kept their separate identities until 1971 when all ships came under the parent P&O company.

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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
 
 
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