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FlemingAlison
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Queen Adelaide

Post by FlemingAlison » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:28 am

Looking for advice re James Alison engineer on Thomas Dunlop vessel Queen Adelaide. Could be no1 or no2 of that name
Between 1900 and 1920 Any sugestions welcome Fleming

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Re: Queen Adelaide

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:09 am

Cannot help you re Engineer, James Alison, but here are details of the first steamer S.S. QUEEN ADELAIDE, which I think is the one you may be after :

Official Number : 132993

Owners : T. Dunlop & Sons of Glasgow

Tonnages : 3,169 Net / 4,965 Gross

Dimensions : 405 feet x 53 feet x 27 feet

Builder : Robert Duncan & Company of Port Glasgow on the River Clyde (Yard No. 318)

Propulsion : Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine


Vessel Fate

On 18th of June 1917, whilst on a passage from Montreal to Leith with a cargo of wheat, and in a position some thirteen miles NNE of St KIlda (58' 04" North, 08' 35" West) the S.S. Queen Adelaide was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-70. According to the official British Government Records, 3 lives were lost in this incident, but I have no further details in this regard.

The agressor was a type U66 submarine built at Kiel shipyard of Germaniawerft, their Yard No. 207. This submarine had been ordered on 02-02-1913, laid down on 11-02-1914, launched on 20-07-1915, and was commissioned on 22-09-1915. She carried a crew of 36 officers and ratings, under the command of the very successful and decorated Kapitanleutnant zur See Otto Wunsche (b.28-09-1884 - d.29-03-1919)

Armaments consisted of 12 torpedoes and one deck gun of caibre 88mm. Assigned to IV Flotilla, she carried out twelve war patrols between 9th February 1916 and 11th November 1918. In this time, she was responsible for the destruction of 54 ships, including 1 warship, and damaging 4 others. This amounted to some 159,433 tons of Allied shipping, therefore a successful ship. She was surrendered on 20th November 1918 and subsequently broken up at Bo'ness during the period 1919 - 1920. The area of the Atlantic from the North Channel, Tory Island, around to Rockall and the St Kilda archipelago was a choice hunting ground for U-Boats during both world wars.

In the month of June 1918, when Queen Adelaide was lost, U-70 accounted for a total of eight sinkings, a formidable strike rate by any standards.

Hope some of this adds to your information on the S.S. Queen Adelaide.
Angus Mac Kinnon

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Re: Queen Adelaide

Post by FlemingAlison » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:30 am

Many thanks for your reply. I feel it may have been the previous Queen Adelaide built 1891. Is it possible to access crew list for vessel of that era? Fleming

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Re: Queen Adelaide

Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:28 pm

Trials photo of QUEEN ADELADE
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