SS Radaas

SS Radaas was a 2524-ton cargo steamship. She was built by and launched in 1890 as Marstonmoor for Moor Lines. She was sold to a Greek company in 1902 and renamed Athos Romanos, before being sold to Danish interests during the First World War and renamed Radaas. She was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 under the command of Oberleutnant Hans Howaldt on 21 September 1917.[1] She was 18 miles west of Portland Bill en route from Tyne to Bordeaux when the torpedo struck her in the port side.[2] The wreck lies on a sandy bed at a depth of 30 m at 50°34′13″N 3°4′50″W.

  • Marstonmoor (1890-1902)
  • Athos Romanos (1902-1916)
  • Radaas (1916-1917)
  • Moor Line (1890-1902)
  • Vagliano A.S. (1902-1916)
  • Schach Steenberg & Co. (1916-1917)
Builder: J. Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Yard number: 264
Launched: 17 September 1890
Completed: December 1890
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk on 21 September 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 2,524 GRT
Length: 290 ft (88 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
Depth: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Installed power: 234 nhp
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine


  1. Suzanne Hall; McDonald, Kendall (1996). Dive South Devon (Diver Guides). Underwater World Publications. p. 38. ISBN 0-946020-24-8.
  2. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Radaas". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Retrieved 14 September 2008.
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