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Name: ULTONIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/06/1898
Completed: 10/1898
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 228
Dimensions: 8845grt, 6593nrt, 500.0 x 57.4 x 33.9ft; (1904: 10402grt)
Engines: 2 x Tcyl (23.5, 38.5 & 68 x 48ins), 863nhp
Engines by: Sir Christopher Furness, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109478
History:
10/1898 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
27/06/1917 Sank
Comments: 1899: Fitted with passenger accommodation
1904: Converted to an emigrant carrier with extra accommodation
27/06/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U53 when 190 miles SW of
Fastnet (48.25N 11.23W) on a voyage from New York to London.


Above photo copyright of Ian Allan