Boldwell

Torpedoed & Sunk in The Mediterranean - May 1917

Boldwell

Left Tyne

For Alexandria

Lost 27 May 1917

Fate

Third Engineer

A Short

Lost

Firemen & Trimmers

P Bruce

E Hill

Both Lost

Boldwell was a 3,056 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Nederlandsche SB of Amsterdam for Franco-Ottoman Sailing Co. Ltd. as Voorburg.

By 1917 she had been renamed Boldwell and was owned by Byron Steamship Co. Ltd.

She was sunk on 27 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-20 at position 36° 12' N, 13° 24' E - approximately 35 nautical miles North-East of Linosa Island.

She was en route from the Tyne to Alexandria with a cargo of coal.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Boldwell

1901

1917 Believed to have been chartered by Philipps, Philipps

1917 Torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean

3118

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

129172

Nederlandse Scheepbouw

Amsterdam

Nederlandse Scheepbouw

Amsterdam

Steam 3 Cyl

389 NHP

1

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