british Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O SS Mooltan (+1917)
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general
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 1905
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 9621  grt
dimensions 158.6 x 17.8 x 7.5 m
material steel
engine 2 x quadruple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 1164  n.h.p.
speed 19  knots
yard no. 306
IMO/Off. no. 117397
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 26/07/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 666
about people
builder
J. Caird & Co., Greenock
owner
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O, London
captain
no. of passengers 554
about the wreck
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 26/07/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 03/08/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan14/01/2010
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Lettens Jan14/01/2010The P&O ocean liner Mooltan was on a voyage, escorted by two Japanese destroyers when on July 26th 1917, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-27, 53 miles N.N.W. (1/2?) by W from Cape Serrat.

At the time of sinking, she was carrying 554 passengers and crew, but except 2, all were saved before she sank.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Allen Tony26/07/2008Mooltan SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Steamer of 9,621 tons built in 1905 by Caird & Company, Greenock, Yard No 306 for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. She was powered by a steam quadruple expansion stean engine. On the 26th July 1917 she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-27 off Tunis.
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 Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk


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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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