SS Delphic

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SS Delphic
Career
Owner: White Star Line
Builder: Harland and Wolff
Launched: 1897
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 1917
General characteristics

SS Delphic was an ocean liner of the White Star Line, built by Harland and Wolff in 1897. She worked the New Zealand trade. Delphic served as a troop transport during the Boer War.

On 16 February 1917, Delphic narrowly avoided being torpedoed by U-60 off the coast of Southern Ireland (the torpedo was fired, but just missed the ship). In March of that year, she was taken over under the Liner Requisition Scheme. On 17 March 1917, Delphic was torpedoed by U-72 135 miles (217 km) from Bishop Rock during a coal transport voyage from Cardiff to Montevideo. Five people were killed in the sinking.