TSS Slieve Bloom (1908)

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For other ships with the same name, see TSS Slieve Bloom.
Name: 1908-1918: TSS Slieve Bloom
Owner: 1908-1918: London and North Western Railway
Operator: 1908-1918: London and North Western Railway
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness
Launched: 1908
Out of service: 31 March 1918
Fate: Sunk
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,166 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 299.5 ft (91.3 m)
Beam: 37.2 ft (11.3 m)
Draught: 14.1 ft (4.3 m)

TSS Slieve Bloom was a twin screw steamer cargo vessel operated by the London and North Western Railway from 1908 to 1918.[1]


She was built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness for the London and North Western Railway in 1908. She was named after the Slieve Bloom Mountains in Ireland. She was very similar in specification to her sister ship, Slieve Gallion.

She sank near South Stack lighthouse in a collision with the USS Stockton,[why?] a US destroyer on 31 March 1918, with the loss of all of her cargo, 370 cattle, 12 horses, general goods and railway rolling stock. The passengers were taken by the destroyer to Holyhead. The destroyer put into Liverpool for repairs to her bow.


  1. ^ Railway and Other Steamers, Duckworth. 1962