Umgeni (1)

The following from 'Dictionary of Disasters at Sea'

UMGENI

At the outbreak of the First World War the Umgeni was taken over by the Admiralty for service as a supply ship. On November 7th 1917, she left the Clyde in convoy for Lagos.

Two days later the convoy ran into foul weather and became dispersed. The Umgeni was never seen again, but bodies and wreckage from her were washed up along the west coast of Ireland.

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


108314


Laing

Sunderland




Steam 3 Cyl

HP



Screws


1

The following names are listed at the

Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill

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