SS Saint Ninian

The SS Saint Ninian was a steam cargo ship of the British Merchant Navy. She was built in 1894 and served during the First World War. She was sunk by a German submarine in 1917.

Name: SS Saint Ninian
Operator: Saint Ninian Steamship Company, Ltd. (A. Mackay & Co.), Glasgow
Builder: D. and W. Henderson and Company, Glasgow
Yard number: 376
Launched: 21 June 1894
Completed: July 1894
Fate: Sunk on 7 February 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 3,026 grt
Length: 320 ft (98 m)
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)

Saint Ninian was built by D. and W. Henderson and Company, of Glasgow and launched on 21 June 1894. She was operated by the Saint Ninian Steamship Company, Ltd. (A. Mackay & Co.), also based in Glasgow.

On 7 February 1917 she was bound for the Tees carrying a cargo of iron pyrites from Port Kelah. She was three nautical miles off Whitby when she came across the SS Corsican Prince, which had just been torpedoed by Theodor Schultz's UB-34. The Saint Ninian came alongside to take off survivors, but was herself torpedoed by UB-48 and sank with the loss of fifteen men.


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