SS Radaas

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History
Name
  • Marstonmoor (1890-1902)
  • Athos Romanos (1902-1916)
  • Radaas (1916-1917)
Owner
  • Moor Line (1890-1902)
  • Vagliano A.S. (1902-1916)
  • Schach Steenberg & Co. (1916-1917)
BuilderJ. Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Yard number264
Launched17 September 1890
CompletedDecember 1890
FateTorpedoed and sunk on 21 September 1917
General characteristics
Class and typeCargo ship
Tonnage2,524 GRT
Length290 ft (88 m)
Beam40 ft (12 m)
Depth20 ft (6.1 m)
Installed power234 nhp
PropulsionTriple expansion engine

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 / 50.57028°N 3.08056°W / 50.57028; -3.08056Coordinates: 50°34′13″N 3°4′50″W / 50.57028°N 3.08056°W / 50.57028; -3.08056.

References[edit]

  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 - Uboat.net. Retrieved 14 September 2008.