|Total Records: 1|
|Andania||British||Rathlin Island Co Antrim||1918|
|Owner||Cunard Steam Ship Co.Ltd.|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||13405 G|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||520.3 | 64 | 46|
|Ships Role||Passenger Liner||Rigging Style|
|Wreck Location||1 NM north of Altachuile Bay Rathlin Island Co Antrim|
|Cause||Torpedoed & Sunk||Crew Lost|
|Position||55,19,55 N / 06,12,80 W||Passengers Lost|
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LINER TORPEDOED OFF ULSTER, ALL LIVES REPORTED SAVED.
The Cunard liner Andania, outward bound with about 40 passengers and a crew of over 200 was states the Irish Daily Telegraph torpedoed yesterday morning off the Ulster coast. The first torpedo fired by the submarine missed the liner but a second torpedo struck her amidships and the order was given by the captain to abandon the ship.
The crew and Passengers were got off in the ship's boats and it is believed that no lives were lost. After cruising about for an hour the passengers and crew were picked up by trawlers and patrol boats and landed at a North of Ireland coast town. The liner has not yet sunk and it is believed it will he possible to bring her into port.
The Andania is a vessel of 13,405 tons, and was built in 1913. Her port of registery is Liverpool
The Times, Monday, Jan 28, 1918
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