TSS Duke of Albany

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History
Name: HMS Duke of Albany
Owner: 1907-1917: London and North Western Railway
Operator:
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Route: 1907-1914:BelfastFleetwood
Builder: John Brown & Company
Yard number: 376
Launched: June 1907
Out of service: 1916
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 25 August 1916
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,180 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 330.5 ft (100.7 m)
Beam: 41.1 ft (12.5 m)
Draught: 17.1 ft (5.2 m)
Speed: 22.5 knots

TSS Duke of Albany was a passenger vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway from 1907 to 1914.[1] and also as HMS Duke of Albany from 1914 to 1916.

History[edit]

She was built by John Brown and Co. at Clydebank, Scotland, as part of a fleet of seven ships delivered by the company between 1892 and 1909. She operated on the Douglas-to-Heysham route as well as Liverpool-to-Belfast. She was also the vessel that carried one of the anchors for RMS Titanic to Belfast.

She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1914 for use by the Royal Navy during the First World War as an armed boarding steamer, serving as HMS Duke of Albany. She was torpedoed and sunk on 25 August 1916 by the Imperial German Navy submarine SM UB-27 in the North Sea approximately 20 miles east of the Pentland Skerries.

Her ship's bell was salvaged in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962