british Cork Steamship Co. Ltd. SS South Western [+1918]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1874
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 674  grt
dimensions 67.67 x 8.23 x 3.96 m
material iron
engine compound engine, 1890 converted to triple expansion, single shaft, 1 screw, 1 boiler, machinery aft.
armament armed merchantship
power 225  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 3295
IMO/Off. no. 72341
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 17/03/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.24rank: 628
about people
J. & W. Dugeon, London
engine by
[1] J. & W. Dugeon, London
[2] Day, Summers & Co. Ltd., Southampton
last owner
[1]Cork Steamship Co. Ltd., Cork
SS South Western [+1918]
period --- ~ 1918
IMO/Off. no.: 72341
prev. owners
[2]London & South Western Railway Co. (1840-1923), Southampton
SS South Western
period 1874 ~ ---
IMO/Off. no.: 72341
no. of crew 30
about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / 34 min. (m)
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entered 01/07/2002
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last update 01/12/2013
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Two wrecks and one position given. Depth 36m, Isle of Wight

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Lettens Jan15/05/2011SS South Western, built by J. & W. Dudgeon, London in 1874 and owned at the time of her loss by London & South Western Railway Co., Southampton, was a British steamer of 674 tons.

On March 17th, 1918, South Western, on a voyage from Southampton to Saint Malo with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine UB-59 (Erwin Waßner), 9 miles WxS of St. Catherine's Point. 24 persons were lost.
Vleggeert Nico27/09/2012Detailed info on SS South Western this webpage.
Allen Tony20/02/2008South Western SS was a 674grt defensively-armed British merchant steamer. On the 16 March 1918 when on route from Southampton for St. Malo with 12.5 tons of General Cargo and 4 passengers, when 9 miles SW by S from St Catherines, English Channel she was torpedoed without warning by German submarine UB-59 and sunk. 24 lives lost.
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007[Other Source:] Armed Sailing steamship of 860 tons (which of the two ???). Sunk: Iduno (or Iduna ?) in Collision and the South Western Torpedoed by UB-59 sunk in the same position.
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