ss MANTOLA
built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow,
Yard No 514

Propulsion: steam, triple expansion, 14.5 knots
Launched: Wednesday, 22/03/1916
Built: 1916
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 8260 tons
Length: 450.4 feet
Breadth: 58.2 feet
Draught: 32.7 feet
Owner History:
British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 08/02/1917

Remarks: On her way out to India, the newly built ship under the command of Capt D.J. Chivas was torpedoed 143 miles WSWS of Fastnet. Despite all attempts to save the vessel she started sinking at the head. All were safely got into boats, save seven Indian crew who drowned. The submarine appeared again and started sending more shells into the vessel but stopped this when HMS LABURNUM made an appearance. The vany ship took MANTOLA under tow but the rope parted and the seas were too rough to attempt it again so she was left to sink. Survivors were landed at Bantry the following day.
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Additional data by George Robinson

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




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