Hesperides (2)

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


110625


Bartram & Son

Sunderland




Steam 3 Cyl

HP



Screws


1

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1917

Hesperides

Left Buenos Aires

For Liverpool

Lost 25 April 1917

Fate

Chief Engineer

L E Keady

Lost

Hesperides was a 3,393 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Bartram & Sons for British & South American Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by R.P.Houston & Co.

She was sunk on 25 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-69 at position 52° 00' N, 13° 50' W - approximately 130 nautical miles North-West by West of Fastnet.

She was en route from Buenos Aires to Liverpool with a general cargo.

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