Yard No. 431

built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow in 1902



Yard Number 431, was named SARDINIA when launched on Thursday, 12/06/1902 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow , for Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Two x three cylinder triple expansion steam engines, 4500ihp, twin screws, 14 knots.

SARDINIA arrived for scrapping on 20/07/1925

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1902
Ship Type: Passenger/Cargo Liner
Ship's Role: 'Intermediate' services
Tonnage: 6574 gross; 4126 net; 8493 tons
Length: 450ft 3in
Breadth: 52ft 3in
Draught: 27ft 2in
Owner History:
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company

Additional Information:
12/06/1902: Launched for The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, London.
14/07/1902: Registered.
04/02/1918: Torpedoed in the starboard bow by a German submarine while in a Mediterranean convoy. Her passengers and most of the crew transferred to a warship, but her master officers and 32 crew remained aboard. To prevent one of her forward bulkheads from collapsing, she steamed for over 60 miles astern at 3.5 knots, to Oran, where she was given temporary repairs, before proceeding to Gibraltar for more permanent repairs.
23/02/1925: Sold to Kishimoto Kisen KK, Japan, for demolition at Osaka. She had previously suffered from a cargo fire at Kobe.

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