british Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O SS Medina [+1917]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type ocean liner
subtype/class M class passenger ship P&O
propulsion steam
date built 1911
status
live live
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weight (tons) 12358  grt
dimensions 168 x 19 x 10.7 m
material steel
engine 2 x quadruple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1164  n.h.p.
speed 19  knots
yard no. 317
IMO/Off. no. 131849
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 28/04/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.6rank: 659
about people
builder
J. Caird & Co., Greenock
owner
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O, London
captain Bradshaw H. S.
no. of passengers 411
about the wreck
depth (m.) 60 max. / 39 min. (m)
orientation 10°
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war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Lettens Jan
last update 03/07/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Upright, 15° list to port. Reasonably intact despite salvage of copper and passengers' baggage from forward holds. Stern most damaged and sinking into mud of seabed. Bulkheads collapsing, compartments folding down.
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

It lies upright in 60m. Divers have raised the builder's plate.

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Eekelers Dirk25/01/2006Medina SS; Passenger cargo ship; 12.358 ton, 550 x 63 ft, 1.164 hp quadruple expansion engines; British P & O liner, built in 1911 by Caird & Company Greenock; Used as royal yacht for Delhi celebrations of coronation of King George V. Armed in 1914. Cargo: general, including copper ingots. Sunk: 28 April, 1917 by torpedo in starboard side from UB-31, off Start Point, UK, while en route from India for London.

Six engine-room crew killed, 411 passengers and crew saved.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Gro SS. Torpedoed and sunk by UC-47 in 1917 whilst carrying a cargo of coal. Lies 400 metres from the WK of the Medina.
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About Builders
 J. Caird & Co., Greenock
Caird & Company was a Scottish shipbuilding and engineering firm based in Greenock. The company was established in 1828 by John Caird when he received an order to re-engine Clyde paddle-tugs.[1]
John's relative James Tennant Caird joined the company in 1831, and after leaving to work for Randolph, Elder & Co in Glasgow, rejoined the family business for good in 1838.
A year after the death of Robert Caird, the company was sold to Harland & Wolff Ltd in 1916 for £432,493. The firm continued trading as a separate enterprise, with Arthur and Patrick Caird on the board, until 1922. The Arthur Street engine works was sold to John G Kincaid & Co Ltd in 1919.

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