SS Normandy (1910)

SS Normandy was a passenger vessel built for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1910.[1]

Name: SS Normandy
Port of registry:
Builder: Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull
Launched: 12 May 1910
Out of service: 25 January 1918
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk
General characteristics
Tonnage: 618 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 192 feet (59 m)
Beam: 29.2 feet (8.9 m)
Draught: 14.1 feet (4.3 m)


She was built by Earle’s Shipbuilding in Hull and launched on 12 May 1910[2] and christened Normandy by Mrs. Funnell.

She was sold by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to the London and South Western Railway in 1912.

The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk on 25 January 1918 in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) east by north of the Cap de La Hague, Manche, France (49°46′N 1°44′W) by SM U-90 with the loss of fourteen lives.[3]


  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "There was yesterday launched…". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. England. 13 May 1910. Retrieved 1 December 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Normandy". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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