Hyperia

Torpedoed and Sunk in The Mediterranean - 1918

Hyperia

Left Marseilles

For Port Said

Lost 28 July 1918

Fate

Master

A Way

Lost

Second Officer

S Gibbons

Lost

Sailor

W French

Lost

Storekeeper

G S Green

Lost

Hyperia was a 3,921 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Simpson Spence as Pinners Point.

From 1903 she was owned by British & South American Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by R.P.Houston & Sons.

She was sunk on 28 July 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-52 at position 32° 21' N, 31° 25' E - approximately 84 nautical miles North-West by North of Port Said.

She was en route from Marseille to Port Said carrying military stores and troops. Apart from the crew casualties, 57 French servicemen lost their lives in the attack.

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