Yard Number 514, was named MANTOLA when launched on Wednesday, 22/03/1916 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow , for British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London.
She ended her days torpedoed and sank on 08/02/1917
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 8260 tons
Length: 450.4 feet
Breadth: 58.2 feet
Draught: 32.7 feet
British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London
Additional Information: 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