Russian hospital ship Vpered
|Owner:||Azov Black Sea Steamship Co.|
|Port of registry:||Imperial Russia, Rostov|
|Fate:||Torpedoed and sunk 8 July 1916|
|Type:||Passenger ship/Hospital ship|
SS Vpered was built at the Stabilimento Tecnico shipyard in Trieste, Italy, in 1898 for Azov Black Sea Steamship Company. She was launched and completed in the same year. The ship was assessed at 859 GRT.
World War I and sinking
On 8 July 1916, Vpered was torpedoed by the Imperial German Navy submarine SM U-38 in the Black Sea between Rizeh and Batum. She sank shortly after. She was not carrying any wounded soldiers at the time, but seven people died in her sinking. Her survivors were saved a short time later.
- "SS Vperiod (Вперед) (+1916)". wrecksite.eu. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- П.Г.Усенко (P.G.Usenko), IСТОРIЇ ВЕЛИКОЇ ВIЙНИ 1914–1917 рр. НА ЧОРНОМУ МОРI[permanent dead link] (From the history of the Great War of the 1914-1917 on the Black Sea). Page 80. (in Ukrainian)
- "Peace Movement Diverts Attention at Year's End from Battlefields to Chancelleries of Belligerents and Principal Neutral Capitals" (PDF). The New York Times. December 31, 1916. Retrieved August 24, 2009.