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Name: ANDANIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/11/1921
Completed: 05/1922
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 500
Dimensions: 13950grt, 8391nrt, 520.2 x 65.3 x 39.2ft
Engines: 4 x Steam Turbines, DR geared, 1677nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145934
History:
22/05/1922 Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1934 Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool
16/06/1940 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 500 x Cabin Class & 1200 x 3rd Class passengers
09/1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty & converted to an armed merchant cruiser
Armed with 6 x 1 x 6ins guns & 2 x 1 x 3ins AA guns
16/06/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by German U-Boat UA, 230 miles off the Faroe Islands
Sank slowly by the stern & crew were taken off by the Icelandic trawler SKALLAGRIMUR
The crew were later transfered to HMS FORESTER. No loss of life.


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Turnwald