ss VADERLAND

ss VADERLAND
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 341

Last Name: SOUTHLAND
Propulsion: steam - twin screw - 15 knots
Launched: Thursday, 12/07/1900
Built: 1900
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: Transatlantic liner - Antwerp - UK - New York
Tonnage: 11899 grt
Length: 560 feet 8 inches
Breadth: 60 feet 2 inches
Owner History:
Red Star Line USA
Status: Sunk - 04/06/1917
Web site: http://www.greatships.net/vaderland.html
Remarks: Launched for the International Navigation Co and operated by Red Line under the British flag until 1903 when she was registered at Antwerp. In 1914 she went to the White Star Line. Then in 1915 she was renamed SOUTHLAND as VADERLAND was deemed to close to the German VATERLAND and at the same time she transferred to the White Star
Dominion Joint Service from Liverpool to Canada.
After this she was requisitioned as a troopship for the Dardanelles campaign. She was torpedoed on the 2nd September 1915 by U
boat 14 as she carried 1400 troops from Alexandra to Mudros. Limped back to port assisted by HMS RACOON she was repaired and entered into the Joint Service from Liverpool again. After America entered the war in 1917 she again was used for troop transport and she met her end finally on 4th June 1917 when two torpedoes from U
boat 70 found their mark 140 miles north
west of Tory Island. She sank with the loss of 44 lives.
Photo supplied by above web page

Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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