Aros Castle

AROS CASTLE was built in 1901 by Barclay, Curle & Co. at Glasgow with a tonnage of 4460grt, a length of 392ft 4in, a beam of 48ft 7in and a service speed of 10 knots.

A cargo ship she entered service in August 1901 on the South Africa - USA route.

On 21st November 1917 she was torpedoed by U-90 300 miles west of Bishop Rock during a voyage from London to Baltimore in ballast with the loss of two lives.

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1917

Aros Castle

Left London

For Baltimore

Lost 21 November 1917



C J Duncan


Fireman & Trimmers

J Maloney

R H Spindler

Both Lost

Aros Castle was a 4,460 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Barclay, Curle & Co. for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd.

She was sunk on 21 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-90 at position 47° 19' N, 12° 45' W - approximately 300 nautical miles from Bishop Rock.

She was en route from London to Baltimore in ballast.

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