|Total Records: 1|
|Tritonia||British||Tory Island Co Donegal||1914|
|Owner||Donaldson Line Ltd., Glasgow|
|Flag||British||Builder||D & W Henderson Ltd Glasgow|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||4272 / 2720|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||377 | 46.1 | 28|
|Ships Role||Cargo / Passenger||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Poop Deck 30 ft
Bridge Deck 98 ft
Fore Castle 47 ft.
Moulded depth 31 ft, Free Board 5 ft 1 in
3 Iron Decks + Shelter Deck.
Cellular Double Bottom, Flat Keel.
|Triple Expansion, 3 Cylinder 26",43" & 70" - 54" Stroke.
411 nhp, 1 screw.
2 Single Ended Boilers
6 Ribbed Furnaces.
Engine by D & W Henderson & Co, Glasgow.
|Wreck Location||22 miles N.N.E of Tory Island Co Donegal|
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A Terrific Explosion.
The fourth engineer, Cyril Claude Daff, whose home is at 215 Burdett Road, Bow London, stated in an interview that he was in the stokehold when the explosion occurred. It was of terrific force, and the whole bottom of the ship seemed to spring up, He was severely shaken.
The boats were all fully equipped, they set the sails and the captain laid a course which they expected would take them to Islay. The Tritonia was sinking rapidly by the bow and when they left the propeller was almost completely out of the water. The hatches of the ship were tightly battened down and the vessel might float for a little time after they left but there was no doubt that she would go down in an hour or two at most.
Mr Daff said they were 22 hours in the open boat before they were picked up by a trawler off Islay. They were sailing all the time and they had no apprehensions about failing to reach land but the seas swept into the boat occasionally and the weather was intensely cold especially during the night so that their position was very uncomfortable to say the least of it.
The Evening Telegraph and Post (Dundee, Scotland), Tuesday,December 22, 1914
|Record Created on 29/09/2008|
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