Dover Castle (2)

Dover Castle was built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Yard No 443, in 1904 and launched 4th February 1904.

Her propulsion was steam, quadruple expansion engines, 969 nhp, 14.5 knots. She was built as a Passenger/Cargo Vessel for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London with tonnage of 8,271.

She was converted to a hospital ship in World War 1 becoming HMHS Dover Castle.

She was sunk by UC.67 on 26th May 1917, when 50 miles north of Bone on passage Malta for Gibraltar.

The first torpedo struck her, killing seven stokers. HMS CAMELON took off the wounded and crew.

Dover Castle's captain and a volunteer crew remained on board hoping they could save the ship but an hour later the sub struck again and she sank in three minutes.

Save for the stokers killed, everyone else was saved.

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Torpedoed and Sunk in The Mediterranean - 1917

Dover Castle

Left Malta

For Gibraltar

Lost 26 May 1917

Fate

Master

T Wilford

Survived

Firemen & Trimmers

O W Barrett

C T Bartley

G C Brand

W G Kentchen

W Munday

H G Taylor

All Lost

Bathman

A H Moor

Lost

Dover Castle was a 8,271 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1904 by Barclay, Curle & Co. for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by D.Currie & Co.

She was sunk on 26 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-67 at position 37° 45' N, 07° 36' E - approximately 50 nautical miles North of Bona, Algeria.

She was en route from Malta to Gibraltar.

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