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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Transylvania   British  North of Malin Head Co Donegal  1940 

Transylvania : 
Owner Anchor Line (Henderson Bros.) Ltd.Glasgow 
Flag British  Builder Fairfield Govan ,Glasgow 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1925 
Official No 148874  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 16923 / 12115 / 10035 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 552.4 | 70.3 | 38.8
Ships Role  Passenger / Cargo  Rigging Style   8 Decks
Super Structure
Wreck Location  North of Malin Head Co Donegal 
Date Lost 08/10/1940  Captain  
Cause Torpedoed & Sunk  Crew Lost  
Position 55.50N / 8.03W  Passengers Lost   
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She made her maiden voyage on September 12, 1925 from Glasgow to New York. In September 1939 she was used as an armed merchant cruiser.

On August 10/1940 the Transylvania was torpedoed by the German submarine U-56 35 N miles north of Tory Island. She was taken in tow but sank before reaching the coast With the loss of 48 lives.


SS Transylvania 
Record Created on  25/08/2008
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