King Idwal (1)

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


J Redhead

South Shields

J Redhead

South Shields

Steam 3 Cyl


1700 IHP



King Idwal

Left Archangel

For Dunkirk

Lost 22 November 1917


Able Seaman

W Anderson


Torpedoed and Sunk off The Scottish Coast - 1917

King Idwal was a 3,631 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by J. Readhead & Sons for King Line Ltd. and managed by Philipps, Philipps & Co. Ltd.

She was sunk on 22 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-75 approximately 35 nautical miles East of Girdle Ness or 29 nautical miles South-East by East of Buchan Ness.

She was en route from Archangel to Dunkirk with a cargo of wood.

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