ss SUSSEX

ss SUSSEX
built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 530
Engines by shipbuilder
Last Name: AGHIA SOPHIA (1920)
Propulsion: twin screw, 2 x triple exp 4cy, 20.5kn, 308nhp
Launched: Friday, 30/04/1886
Built: 1896
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Newhaven Dieppe packet
Tonnage: 1565grt, 328nrt
Length: 275.0 feet
Breadth: 34.1 feet
Owner History:
London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London
1919 Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'Etat Francais (mng LB&SCRCo)
1920 D Demetriades, Piraeus
Status: Scrapped - 1922

Remarks:
Torpedoed by Uboat March 1916 whilst on passage Folkestone/Dieppe; bows blown off and beached at Boulogne; 50 people died in the attack.
1917/1919 used by the French Navy at Le Havre
Scrapped after fire damage in 1921

Previous update by Colin Campbell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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