british Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O SS Maloja [+1916]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type ocean liner
subtype/class M class passenger ship P&O
M class passenger ship P&O Medina SS [+1917]
propulsion steam
date built 1911
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 12358  grt
dimensions 168 x 19 x 10.7 m
material steel
engine 2 x Quadruple expansion engines, dual shaft
armament Defensively armed
power 1164  n.h.p.
speed 19  knots
yard no. 414
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 27/02/1916  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.155rank: 474
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
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Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O, London
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 21 max. / 12.8 min. (m)
orientation 45°
protected
war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 19/10/2005
last update Lettens Jan
last update 10/03/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan02/08/2011
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Wk lies in 21 metres. Sank 2 miles off Dover

Lettens Jan02/08/2011

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Lettens Jan10/03/2011S/S Maloja Struck a mine laid by the German submarine UC-6, 2½ miles south by west of Dover Pier at about 1030 am. She was on a voyage from London to Bombay with general cargo.

The engines were put at full astern to take the way off the ship, and passengers and crew entered the boats. Unfortunately, due to flooding, the engines could not be stopped and the boats could not be lowered.

Many were washed away as the vessel moved astern at 8 or 9 knots with a 75 degree list. Maloja sank in about 20 minutes with the loss of 155lives.

The Dover tugs Lady Brassey and Lady Crundall were first on the scene, while the collier Empress of Fort William also endeavoured to give assistance, but was herself mined, her crew escaping without loss.
Allen Tony26/06/2007Maloja SS, built 1911, 12,431grt P&O Steam Navigation Liner. Powered by 1.164 nhp quadruple expansion engine giving 19 knots. Dimensions: 550.4x62.9x34.4 feet. Defensively armed she struck a mine, 2 miles SW from Dover Pier and foundered on 27th February 1916. Ran on the Canadian Line. 122 dead.
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About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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