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Hesperian Ship Allan Steamship Line1,2

?, #10809, b. 1907, d. 4 September 1915
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: Hesperian Ship Allan Steamship Line was born in 1907; HESPERIAN 1907
    The HESPERIAN was built by A.Stephen & Sons, Glasgow in 1907 for the Allan Line. She was a 10,920 gross ton ship, length 485.5ft x beam 60.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 15 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 210-1st, 250-2nd and 1,000-3rd class. Launched on 20/12/1907, she left Glasgow on her maiden voyage to Quebec and Montreal on 25/4/1908. In January 1910 she was chartered to Canadian Pacific and completed a single round voyage between Liverpool and St John NB. On 4/9/1915 she was torpedoed off Fastnet by the German submarine U.20, and on 6th September she sank 130 miles west of Queenstown (Cobh) after unsuccessful attempts to tow her to port. There were 32 deaths. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.324]3,4
  • (Deceased) Death*: Hesperian Ship Allan Steamship Line died on 4 September 1915.3,4
  • Photograph: Hesperian Ship Allan Steamship Line is in this photograph taken.3


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  4. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsH.shtml [May 2019].