SS Polynesien (1890)
SS Polynesien was a French passenger ship that was sunk on 10 August 1918 in the Mediterranean Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) off Valletta, Malta, by a torpedo launched by SM UC-22, captained by Eberhard Weichold.
|Owner:||Messageries Maritimes, Marseille|
|Builder:||Messageries Maritimes, La Ciotat|
|Fate:||Sunk on 10 August 1918|
|Tonnage:||6,659 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||152.5 m (500 ft)|
|Beam:||15.1 m (50 ft)|
|Depth:||10.4 m (34 ft)|
|Installed power:||818 nhp|
|Sail plan:||3-masted barque rigged|
|Speed:||17.5 kn (20.1 mph)|
The ship was en route from Bizerte, Tunisia, to Thessaloniki, Greece. On board was a detachment of cadets and personnel of the Royal Serbian Army, including Serb heroine Milunka Savić. Most of the cadets survived the sinking, as did Savić, but eleven crew members and six passengers died.
- SS Polynesien (I) (+1918). Wreck Site. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- Le Polynesien. Calypso Sub-Aqua Club. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- Professional Diving Schools Association. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- "Serbian Post from Malta" by Milan Radovanović & Slobodan Sokolović, The London Philatelist, Vol. 124, September 2015, No. 1428, pp. 338-341.
- Pics by Maltese nurse Mary Muscat may be seen here: http://agiusww1.com/page-57/
- Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Polynesien". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net.