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Name: PROTESILAUS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/10/1909
Completed: 01/1910
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 432
Dimensions: 9528grt, 6118nrt, 484.9 x 60.4 x 39.5ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (23, 38.5 & 65 x 48ins), 586nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 128014
History:
13/01/1910 China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Alfred Holt & Co, managers), Liverpool
13/09/1940 Scuttled
Comments: Accommodation for 12 x 1st class passengers & 580 emigrants
21/01/1940: Whilst on voyage from Liverpool to Barry, hit a mine, near Swansea.
Mine was laid by German U-Boat U28 on 13/11/1939
PROTESILAUS was beached at Mumbles where she broke in two.
20/07/1940: Arrived at Briton Ferry to be broken up
Temporarily repaired, she was sent to Scapa Flow to be sunk as a blockship
but developed serious leak enroute and was scuttled by gunfire near Skerryvore


Above photo is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives - Walter Frost collection

Above photo is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives - Walter Frost collection

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is copyright of the Dickinson Collection

Above photo is courtesy of Shipwrecks Wales

Lloyd's List, Tuesday, 02/11/1909